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One of the leading Personal Injury Silks, his practice encompasses both claimant and defendant work, and he is instructed in all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. It is focused on catastrophic brain and spinal injuries, complex medical causation issues and procedural matters at appellate level. He has extensive experience in the Court of Appeal as well as of conducting cases before the House of Lords. He represents both claimants and defendants and is listed in Chambers UK as 'excelling in catastrophic injury and complex medical causation issues'.
Christopher is also acknowledged as one of the leading family Silks on circuit, he is in constant demand. He is widely known for his expertise in high-value ancillary relief, including those with a foreign element, and ToLATA cases, many of which are dealt with by way of negotiated settlements. In children cases he is instructed by local authorities and parents, as well as the guardian and official solicitor, in cases involving the serious injury or death of a child, in which issues involving complex medical evidence arise and where his expertise in the field of personal injury can also be applied. Issues of privacy, and publicity frequently arise. His experience in personal injury work also translates to cases involving catastrophic injury to one partner where financial complexities in subsequent divorce proceedings surround the damages awarded. He regularly appears in the appellate courts. He sits as a Recorder and Deputy High Court Judge.
July 2014 has seen several cases reported where the Court of Appeal has had to address the...