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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A brilliant silk.”

Legal 500,  2018
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Christopher has been described by solicitors and the legal directories as an “outstanding silk” in clinical negligence and personal injury with a national reputation. He conducts the highest level of cerebral palsy/catastrophic injury claims in terms of both their complexity and value.

He is involved in multi-million-pound ongoing cerebral palsy, neonatal, catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases, particularly those involving complex medical causation and long-term care plan issues. He is experienced in negotiating solutions to funding problems involving indemnities or other facilitative outcomes.

He works nationally for both claimants and defendants, both at first instance and at the Court of Appeal, and regularly works with leading London and South West solicitors and national insurer firms.

Christopher is involved in giving talks to national organisations such as AvMA, Headway, and the Spinal Injuries Association.

He is known to be terrifically hard-working and has a reputation for being able to provide swift responses to requests for advice and guidance where the papers are voluminous and the timescales are short. He is regularly brought in at short notice to advise in consultation and to take part in round-table discussions at critical junctures in large cases. He is also well known for being an astute tactician and a highly skilled cross-examiner in court.

Although a senior Silk, Christopher is very much a team player who finds that a collaborative approach to running a case achieves a lot more for the client in terms of outcomes.

He is happy to work all over the country.

Appointments:

  • 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.