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Year of Call: 2009


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Clerk: Joanne Caunt

Clerk: Ellen McInall


Christopher is a Chancery Commercial practitioner. His work covers a range of practice areas including insolvency, property and trusts. In recent years he has been instructed to advise and appear in an array of complex and high value cases (both led and as sole counsel) including claims brought by insolvency office-holders, directors’ disqualification applications and proceedings under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

After having read PPE at Lincoln College, Oxford, Christopher studied the GDL and then an LLM at Wolfson College, Cambridge. In 2014 he was seconded to Bell Gully, a commercial law firm in New Zealand, as part of the Pegasus Scholarship. Scheme. In 2018 he was appointed to join the Regional B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. He is a committee member of the Chancery Bar Association and the Northern Chancery Bar Association.

  • He is a leading counsel for the future and an exceptional junior.

    Chambers & Partners 2021
  • He is extremely knowledgeable, well prepared, efficient and client-centric. His attention to detail is second to none

    Chambers & Partners 2021
  • Commercially minded, astute and concise

    Legal 500 2021
  • Without a shadow of doubt amongst the best of the best. You want him on your side

    Legal 500 2021
  • Christopher has a forensically analytical approach to cases, which enables you to make the right decisions at the earliest stages. He turns work around quickly and is reliable.

    Legal 500 2021
  • A go-to-person for anything that’s relatively complicated; he is very clever and his attention to detail is fantastic. He is really thorough and the turnaround time is brilliant

    Chambers and Partners 2020
  • Provides invaluable insight and immaculately detailed submissions

    Legal 500 2020
  • Very hardworking and meticulous; judges like him.

    Legal 500 2019
  • A very bright and hardworking barrister.

    Legal 500 2019
  • He has a good eye for detail.

    Legal 500 2018
  • Incredibly good at unpicking knotty problems

    Legal 500 2020

Practice Areas

Significant Cases

Career and Associations

Regional B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Appointed 2018 for five years)

Advanced International Advocacy Course (Keble, 2015)

Pegasus Scholarship (New Zealand, 2014)

LLM (Commercial Law), Wolfson College, Cambridge

BVC, Nottingham Law School

GDL, Oxford Brookes (Distinction)

MA Philosophy Politics and Economics, Lincoln College, Oxford

Sunley Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

Tancred Studentship (Lincoln’s Inn)

Lord Haldane Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn)

Law Department Prize for Outstanding Performance on the GDL

Chancery Bar Association (committee member)

Court of Protection Practitioners Association

Denning Society

Ecclesiastical Law Society

Lawyers' Christian Fellowship

Northern Chancery Bar Association (committee member)


Contributor to the Rural Law Notebook

Subrogation, the Straightjacket of Unjust Enrichment and Legal Taxonomy [2016] Conv. 219 (co-authored with Lucy Chambers)

Overview: Company Law, Insolvency and Receivership (2015) 6 UKSCY 355

Intangible Property and Proprietary Restitution in the High Court [2013] LMCLQ 296 (co-authored with Lucy Chambers)

Trouble in Monte Carlo: Secret Commissions and Constructive Trusts (2013) 27 TLI 102

Draycott v Hannells Letting Ltd: the emasculation of the tenancy deposit scheme? [2010] Conv. 261