Chris joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2011, having completed pupillage at 4 New Square and a leading Commercial Chancery set. He is now developing a broad commercial practice, with a focus on professional liability, construction and engineering, commercial dispute resolution and certain elements of Chancery work. He also acts on insurance and property damage matters, particularly where they relate to other areas of his practice.
Since joining Chambers, Chris has advised and represented claimants as well as defendants, appearing in a wide variety of substantive and procedural matters, as well as drafting pleadings and pre-action correspondence. Chris regularly appears in the County Courts, and he has had numerous successful appearances in the High Court, including against Queen’s Counsel.
Chris also completed a combined six months on secondment at three leading City firms since 2012, undertaking professional liability and construction work, and seeks to deploy the knowledge and practical experience gained during this time in all of his work.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Chris read Law at the University of Warwick, where he obtained a First Class degree. He then spent three months as an intern at the Cape Town office of Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys, one of the largest commercial law firms in South Africa, followed by five months as a Blue Book Stagiaire at the European Commission in Brussels.
Chris was awarded a Major Scholarship from the Inner Temple for his BVC year. During this time, he also represented the Inner Temple at the World Debating Championships 2009. Immediately before joining 4 New Square, Chris spent 6 months at the Court of Appeal, working as a Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Mummery and Lord Justice Rix.