Christopher Sharp QC

Year of Call: 1975

Year of Silk: 1999

Inn: Inner Temple

Judicial Office: Recorder (2004), Deputy High Court judge (Family Division)

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Christopher is very knowledgeable and has brilliant advocacy skills. He is helpful and always on hand. It is obvious he puts in so much effort to everything he does. He is forensic in his approach to documents and excellent at cross-examining witnesses at trial. ‘He is very easy to deal with and always well prepared.'”

Chambers UK,  2022
Family: Matrimonial Finance

One of the leading personal injury Silks, Christopher’s practice encompasses both claimant and defendant work, and he is instructed in all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. His work 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 in conducting cases before the House of Lords. He is listed in Chambers UK as ‘excelling in catastrophic injury and complex medical causation issues’.

Christopher has extensive experience in high-value financial remedy, ToLATA and Schedule 1 cases, including those with a foreign element, 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, in subsequent divorce proceedings, financial complexities surround the damages awarded and the particular needs of the injured party including those lacking mental capacity. He regularly appears in the appellate courts.


  • Visiting Fellow UWE
  • Elected a Bencher of the Inner Temple in July 2016

Professional memberships:

  • Family Law Bar Association (Founder Chairman of Bristol branch)
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA (Oxon)

Additional information:

Christopher was a founder member of St John’s Chambers and former Deputy Head and Head of Chambers between 1988-2008.