Christopher is a second six pupil in Chambers and is now undertaking court work.
Christopher was called to the Bar in July 2017 after successfully completing the GDL and the BPTC. During the BPTC Christopher competed as a finalist in the Francis Taylor Building Mooting Competition and contributed to the City Law Society Journal. He also volunteered for several pro-bono organisations, including City Law School’s Free Legal Advice Clinic and IPSEA, for whom he appeared regularly in court. For his BPTC studies he was awarded a scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
After obtaining a First-Class honours degree in English Literature and Russian Language at Glasgow University, Christopher worked briefly for a publishing house in Paris before joining Cleary Gottlieb’s international arbitration team as a paralegal. He then went on to work in Byrne & Partner’s civil litigation department, as well as on White & Case’s specialist LIBOR team.
Prior to commencing pupillage Christopher spent a year working as a presenting officer for HMRC’s litigation team, appearing regularly in court in a wide range of disputes.
Christopher speaks French and Russian.