Christopher Rose practises in high level, serious and complex crime. He is a hugely experienced trial advocate, appearing in criminal courts across the country. He acts as a leader and is often himself led by King’s Counsel. His work encompasses homicide, serious organised crime and serious sexual offending.
Complimentary to his criminal practice, Christopher specialises in professional disciplinary work. He is regularly instructed to represent professionals accused of misconduct by their regulators.
Christopher’s criminal practice has a heavy emphasis upon organised crime. He both prosecutes and defends and his practice includes cases of homicide, large-scale drug supply, serious firearms offences and sexual offending. A level 4 Prosecutor for the CPS, he is regularly instructed by the CPS’s Complex Case Unit and is a member of the CPS Serious Crime Panel.
Prosecution of two defendants for discharging a shotgun into a family home.
Prosecution of attempted murder.
Prosecution of attempted murder.
Leading Counsel for the Crown in a prosecution for importing Class A drugs into the North East.
Prosecution of Special Guardian for inflicting catalogue of injuries, including a life threatening head injury, on an 18 month old child in her care.
Led by Robert Woodcock KC in a prosecution for murder where the issue was loss of control.
Defending in a six-week trial involving ‘County Lines’ drug supply.
Prosecution of two defendants for attempted murder, arising from a ‘gang-land hit’ involving firearms.
Leading Counsel for the Crown in prosecution of serial rapist involving multiple complainants over 10 years and spread across two counties.
Leading Counsel for the Crown in prosecution of a conspiracy to burgle high-value properties.
Prosecution of defendant released from an IPP sentence for the rape and robbery of an elderly woman in her home. Case resulted in defendant receiving a life sentence.
Led by Robert Woodcock KC in the defence of a man charged with multiple rapes and drug offences.
Led by Jason Pitter KC in defence of a man accused of murder in the context of a burglary.
Prosecution of the attempted murder of three individuals arising from 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 KC 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 a 4-week fitness to practise hearing in the MPTS involving an expert witness accused of preparing dishonest reports.
Led by Simon Jackson KC on behalf of the GMC in a 3-month fitness to practise hearing in the MPTS involving a ‘celebrity eye surgeon’ accused of misconduct.
Represented the GMC in fitness to practise proceedings in the MPTS involving a Consultant Ophthalmologist accused of misconduct.
Represented the GMC in disciplinary proceedings against a psychiatrist accused of historic child sexual abuse.
Represented a Police Sergeant accused of assaulting a suspect in proceedings before a Misconduct Hearing and the Police Appeals Tribunal.
Represented a retired Custody Sergeant in lengthy inquest proceedings into the death in custody of a vulnerable detainee.
Representation of nurse accused of assaulting vulnerable patient in a secure hospital.