Since joining DWF Chambers in July 2018 Chris has built a broad civil practice representing both claimants and defendants, largely in commercial litigation, personal injury, and costs. Chris is regularly instructed to appear in final hearings including multi-track, fast track and small claims trials. In addition to being a proficient and experienced trial advocate, Chris is routinely instructed in relation to interlocutory hearings, such as CCMCs, applications, CMCs, disposals, and stage 3s. He regularly receives instructions to draft advices, statements of case, application, Part 35 questions, and witness statements.
In commercial litigation, Chris has developed broad experience in claims involving jurisdictional issues, contractual construction, software licence agreements, breach of contract, misrepresentation, and company disputes. Chris has a particular interest and aptitude in contract issued which has seen him instructed to appear in hearings and draft documents across a variety of practice areas where contractual disputed arise, including insurance, employment, and debt claims. Chris also has particular expertise in claims involving Data Protection and consumer claims.
In personal injury litigation, Chris takes on a wide range of instructions across many personal injury practice areas including motor claims, occupational health, catastrophic injury, and industrial disease, representing both claimants and defendants in the County Court and High Court as well as drafting statements of case, applications, and advices.
Chris has a lot of experience in civil litigation and is routinely involved in litigation from issue up to final hearings. He has a deep understanding of civil procedure and costs which ensures he achieves the best possible results for clients.
Chris is praised by clients for his strong oral and written skills. He is particularly noted for his robust advocacy style and ability to get to the crux of a matter quickly and effectively.
- Highest E-commerce dissertation result (University of Leeds, LLM Cohorts)
- Highest Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence assessment result (University of Law, Leeds, Cohort)
Law LLB, The University of Leeds, 2:1
- BPTC, The University of Law, Leeds, Very Competent
- International Trade Law LLM, The University of Leeds, Distinction