Since joining DWF Advocacy in July 2018 Chris has built a broad civil practice and is instructed to attend a range of hearings, including fast track trials, contested application hearings, costs-only disputes, and costs and case management hearings in both of Advocacy's personal injury and commercial practice areas.
In personal injury litigation, Chris takes on a wide range of instructions across many personal injury practice areas including motor claims, occupational health, catastrophic injury, and industrial disease, representing both claimants and defendants in the county court and high court as well as drafting statements of case, applications, and advices.
In commercial litigation, Chris has developed broad experience in claims involving jurisdictional issues, contractual construction, software licence agreements, breach of contract, misrepresentation, and company disputes. He also has a busy insurance recoveries practice. Chris has a particular interest and aptitude in contract issues which has seen him instructed to appear in hearings and draft documents across a variety of practice areas where contractual disputes arise, including insurance, employment, and debt claims. Chris also has particular expertise in claims involving Data Protection and consumer claims.
Chris has a lot of experience in civil litigation and is routinely involved in litigation from issue up to final hearings. He has a deep understanding of civil procedure and costs which ensures he achieves the best possible results for clients.
Chris is praised by clients for his strong oral and written skills. He is particularly noted for his robust advocacy style and ability to get to the crux of a matter quickly and effectively.
- Highest E-commerce dissertation result (University of Leeds, LLM Cohorts)
- Highest Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence assessment result (University of Law, Leeds, Cohort)
Law LLB, The University of Leeds, 2:1
- BPTC, The University of Law, Leeds, Very Competent
- International Trade Law LLM, The University of Leeds, Distinction