Chris is a solicitor with Higher Court Criminal rights and as such is able to practice both in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court. He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, and the College of Law at Guildford.
Chris’ area of expertise is Criminal Law, and he has represented clients in several notable cases including allegations of murder involving domestic violence, gang rivalry, and where a diminished responsibility defence was argued. He also has experience of cases involving serious sexual and drug offences including historical rape, complex internet pornography crime and allegations concerning the importation and supply of several million pounds worth of cocaine.
- Representing Clients facing Closure orders (Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014) most recently, successfully made representations to prevent client being excluded from his property.
- Defending a football player who we say was acting in self defence of others during a pitch invasion. Case dismissed during the trial.
- Special Reasons successfully argued in a case where an insurance company had not renewed motoring insurance of client’s vehicle.
- Client found not guilty after trial, where evidence was one of Identification. Submissions made were based on the legal argument ” a convincing witness may still be mistaken as to identification”
Chris is a rower and has competed for Reading Rowing Club in both the Men’s Squad and Masters. As a PADI qualified Master Scuba Diver and Dive Master, Chris has dived in both the UK and around the World. Road Bike cycling is Chris’ other passion. Relaxation time for Chris is Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Yoga.