Year of Call: 1965

Year of Silk: 1986

Inn: Gray’s Inn

Judicial Office: Recorder of the Crown Court (civil and crime) in 1977 and Master of Bench Gray’s Inn in 1996

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Absolutely 100% behind clients and prepared to go the extra mile and a whole lot more to protect clients’ interests. Phenomenal commitment and work ethic. A real bonus to any legal team.”

Chambers UK,  2018
Personal Injury

Christopher Wilson-Smith’s practice covers personal injury, often compounded by breaches of duty in healthcare following the initial trauma; clinical negligence; and serious crime, primarily involving corporate manslaughter and health and safety cases.

In clinical negligence Christopher acts for claimants and defendants (NHSLA), often involving babies with birth injuries and often compounded by breaches of duty in healthcare following the initial trauma. Across the legal directories he is listed as a leader in personal injury and clinical negligence.

His clients say this of him: “He is always well prepared and his conduct of conferences with experts and joint settlement meetings is exceptional. He shows great skill in identifying the important and relevant issues.”

“One of the best cross-examiners in the business, he is an outstanding advocate with finely tuned judgment.”

“His larger than life character and bluff amiability disguise his sharp forensic skills honed over many years in both criminal and civil cases of the highest order giving him an ability to see through to the real issues and address them quickly and effectively. His ability to turn around a set of papers in short order is testament to his considerable work ethic and yet his eye for detail often catches out the unwary or ill-prepared.”

Christopher became a Recorder of the Crown Court (civil and crime) in 1977 and Master of Bench Gray’s Inn in 1996. He was also admitted as QC to the Bar of New South Wales in 1996.

Professional memberships:

  • Western Circuit
  • CBA
  • CLBA
  • COMBAR
  • APIL
  • PNBA
  • AvMA

Qualifications & awards:

  • Chambers & Partners Lifetime Achievement Award (2015)