Clients appreciate how quick he is to understand the key issues…He shows attention to detail and is realistic in his advice. He is a confident performer. ‘He is able to put people at ease and explain things in simple terms.”
Christopher acts for businesses and individuals in claims concerning all aspects of professional negligence related to his areas of expertise. He has a particular interest in bringing and defending claims against solicitors (litigation, conveyancing, wills and tax planning), accountants and surveyors.
Recent examples of Christopher’s work include:
- Defending a firm of solicitors for alleged negligence in connection with the purchase of a listed building.
- Defending a firm of solicitors in connection with matters arising out of their drafting of a lifetime settlement, and brining proceedings to rectify the same.
- Defending a firm of solicitors in connection with their drafting of a will.
- Suing a firm of accountants and a firm of solicitors for tax advice given in connection with the sale of a business.
- Suing a solicitors practice for preparing a will where the testator lacked testamentary capacity and had been diagnosed with dementia.
- Suing a solicitors practice for drafting a defective will.
- Suing a surveyor for a defective building survey.
- Suing a surveyor for failing to identify the presence of Japanese Knotweed during a building survey.
- Advising on a claim against a barrister in connection with pleadings drafted in a multimillion pound construction dispute.
Christopher is a qualified mediator, and accepts instructions to mediate professional negligence claims.
- Chancery Bar Association
- The Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
- Association of Contentious Trust And Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
- Agricultural Law Association
- Property Bar Association
Qualifications & awards:
- University of Bristol, LLB (Hons)
- University of the West of England, Bar Vocational Course
- Beddingfield Scholar at Gray’s Inn