Christopher accepts instructions in all of 12 KBW’s core areas, with a particular focus on matters relating to clinical negligence, cross-border disputes, travel and industrial disease.

Christopher regularly appears in court and has an excellent track record representing both Claimants and Defendants in trials, applications and case management hearings.

Christopher also has a busy paper-based practice, drafting pleadings, witness statements and questions to experts. He is able to provide clear and methodical advice on liability, quantum, evidential issues and settlement. Christopher has a sound understanding of the civil procedural rules and is able to advise on a range of procedural issues.

Personal Injury
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Christopher accepts instructions in all areas of personal injury law, including road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, Highway’s Act claims, public liability and occupier’s liability. He has pleaded schedules of loss in cases worth over £200,000 and has a firm grasp of the law relating to the assessment of damages.

He has recently accepted instructions in cases involving:

  • Amputation claims and prosthetics
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pedestrians
  • Defective premises
Clinical Negligence
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Christopher has a fast-growing clinical negligence practice. He has experience dealing with cases involving:

  • Negligent surgery
  • Infertility
  • Optometrists
  • Delayed diagnoses

He regularly advises on quantum, liability and tactics in clinical negligence claims. He also has experience drafting pleadings and part 35 questions for experts.

Employment
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Christopher accepts instructions in employment and discrimination cases and is keen to develop his practice in this area.

International & Travel
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Christopher regularly accepts instructions in cases involving injury abroad, in particular claims brought under the Package Travel Regulations. He is comfortable advising on issues of applicable law and jurisdiction and is happy to accept instructions on disputes brought under the Montreal and Athens Conventions.

Having grown up in France, Christopher speaks French fluently. He also studied Russian to university level and lived a year in St Petersburg.

He is a regular contributor to 12KBW’s International & Travel Blog.

Industrial Disease
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Christopher is keen to develop his practice in this area, and accepts instructions in asbestosis, pleural thickening and mesothelioma claims, as well as claims for other industrial diseases such as NIHL.

Christopher has written about adverse inferences in industrial disease claims for the Personal Injury Law Journal.

Product Liability
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Christopher is developing a practice in product liability. He has recently advised on claims relating to defective goods and allergic reactions arising under the Sales of Goods Act and the Consumer Rights Act.

Inquests
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Christopher accepts instructions to represent parties at inquests.

Credit Hire
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Christopher has extensive experience appearing on behalf of defendants in credit hire claims.

Qualifications & Awards
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BPTC, City University
GDL, Kaplan Law School
English Literature and Russian Language, University of Glasgow

Major Award, Middle Temple
GDL Scholarship, Kaplan Law School