Christopher Sharp QC

Year of Call: 1975

Year of Silk: 1999

Inn: Inner Temple

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

Christopher has a penetrating intellect and an ability to analyse and dissect the most complex issues quickly and comprehensively.”

Chambers UK,  2022

Christopher’s areas of work in catastrophic injury, including brain injury, his experience in complex public law children’s cases involving those with learning and other cognitive disabilities, and his work in financial remedies where he is sometimes instructed by the Official Solicitor, or in cases of catastrophic injury where one spouse has received significant awards of damages, all bring him into contact with the practical consequences of mental incapacity and the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection.


  • 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.