Areas of practice
Chris accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core areas of practice, with a focus on property, insolvency and private client work.
Before coming to the Bar, he spent 12 years as an officer in the British Army and developed strong organisational skills, effective communication, and a practical approach to problem-solving. He also has experience of commercial complexity gained as a project manager in the global headquarters of a major bank.
More recently, Chris delivered negotiation training to civil servants and worked as an adjudicator for a consumer ADR scheme. As a volunteer for a national charity, he continues to represent children with Special Educational Needs in the First-Tier Tribunal.
When work and family commitments permit, Chris is a keen cyclist and singer.
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