Chris became 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 across all areas of Chambers’ work, with a particular focus on professional liability, construction, insurance, commercial litigation and Chancery work.
During his pupillage at 4 New Square, Chris was supervised by Jamie Smith. In this time, he gained experience of a wide range professional liability and insurance disputes. Chris has also recently completed five months on secondment at two leading City firms, 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.