Christopher specialises in two of Chambersí main practice areas: employment and discrimination, and personal injury.
Employment and discrimination
Christopher acts for employers and employees from a varied client base which includes public services (in particular the NHS), City and blue chip companies, educational institutions, local authorities, charities, the construction industry, manufacturers, the police, trade unions, as well as individuals from a wide range of different employment backgrounds.
As well as first instance work, he regularly appears in the EAT on behalf of both Appellants and Respondents. He also advises on non-contentious employment matters and contracts.
Recent instructions at first instance include a lengthy and complex race and sex discrimination claim brought by an existing employee, pregnancy discrimination, unfair dismissal (including whistleblowing), cases involving single and group redundancies and failure to consult under TULR(C)A, TUPE transfers and dismissals, religious discrimination dismissal, sexual orientation dismissal, disability discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments, as well as work in the county and high court.
Instructions on appeal to the EAT include complex cases under the Working Time Regulations, perversity, rules of procedure, institution of appeals, and other errors of law.
Christopher undertakes work for both Claimants (working under a CFA where appropriate) and Defendants (principally insurers, but also on behalf of private clients).
He regularly appears in court and advises on fast track and multi track matters. His expertise encompasses travel/holiday claims, public liability, employers' liability, occupiers claims, highways claims, road traffic accidents, injuries caused by or involving housing disrepair, and virtually all type of personal injury claim.
Christopher advises on quantum in high value and complex cases where there is major ongoing disability or inability to work.
He also practices in associated litigation including clinical negligence and health and safety, and represents interested parties at coroner's inquests.
Christopher also undertakes general civil work, including injunctions sought by utility companies to disconnect supply, property damage and the like.
Before joining Chambers, Christopher graduated with a double first from Oxford and was placed second in his year. He completed a Master's degree before going on to take the CPE at City University. He held major annual scholarships awarded by Gray's Inn in two consecutive years. Prior to being called to the Bar, he trained as an archaeologist.