Christopher practises in high level, serious and complex crime. He is a hugely experienced trial advocate, appearing in criminal courts across the country. Complimentary to his criminal practice, Christopher specialises in professional disciplinary work. He is regularly instructed to represent professional’s accused of misconduct by their regulators.
Christopher provides training in areas of law. He has provided a number of bespoke courses to a range of government agencies, including the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, the Department of Work and Pensions and the Sussex Police Force, as well as seminars to firms of solicitors.
Christopher’s criminal practice has a heavy emphasis upon serious organised crime – particularly large-scale drug supply – and sexual offending. He acts as both a leading and led junior and is regularly instructed by the CPS’s Complex Case Unit.
He is a Level 4 Prosecutor for the CPS, a member of the CPS Serious Crime Panel and is accredited to prosecute cases of Rape and Serious Sexual Offending.
Led by Robert Woodcock QC in the defence of a man charged with multiple rapes and drug offences.
Led by Jason Pitter QC in defence of a man accused of murder in the context of a burglary.
Prosecuting a triple attempted murder arising out of a ‘drive-by’ shooting.
Defence junior in allegation of conspiracy to murder and assisting an offender, arising out of a shooting at a nightclub.
Led by Dafydd Enoch QC for the Crown in a two-handed prosecution for murder.
Leading Counsel for the Crown in a multi-handed prosecution for fraud and money laundering.
Defence of a Police Sergeant accused of historic child sexual offences.
Prosecution junior in allegations of drug dealing and misconduct in a public office involving a police officer.
Prosecution junior in ten-handed prosecution for supplying class A drugs.
Prosecution of firearms and drug offences arising out of a ‘drive-by’ shooting involving an assault rifle.
Christopher’s professional disciplinary work includes representing health care practitioners at disciplinary hearings and coroner’s inquests. He presents on behalf of the GMC and regularly appears on behalf of Registrants before the NMC. Christopher also represents police officers accused of misconduct, having previously acted as an independent legal advisor for police disciplinary panels.
Represented the GMC in disciplinary proceedings against a Consultant Obstetrician accused of misconduct as a result of alleged medical negligence.
Represented the GMC in disciplinary proceedings against a psychiatrist accused of historic child sexual abuse.
Representation of police officer accused of assault.
Representation of retired Custody Sergeant in the inquest into a death in custody.
Representation of nurse accused of assaulting vulnerable patient in a secure hospital.