“Very bright, tough cross-examiner who cuts to the crux of an issue”
Chambers & Partners
Christian has appeared in both Chambers Directory and the Legal 500 as a leading junior barrister in personal injury every year since 1998. He is also ranked for Industrial Disease in Chambers & Partners and Health & Safety in Legal 500. He appears in court frequently against silks, and acts for both Claimants and Defendants. Chambers & Partners also named Christian in the Chambers 100, a list of the top 100 juniors practising at the Bar across all practice areas.
“He’s extremely intelligent, and very good at cutting through issues and seeing the nuances in a case. You can put him up against any silk you care to name.” Chambers & Partners 2015
He has a special interest in medico-legal work and the majority of his personal injury practice comprises claims involving either catastrophic injury or industrial disease. He has particular experience in employer’s liability claims and appeared for many public companies through almost all the major EL/PL insurers defending claims involving stress, abuse, asbestos, WRULD and VWF.
He appears regularly in the criminal courts defending HSE prosecutions. He is fully conversant with the recurring liability issues in road traffic and work-place accidents, public liability claims, foreign torts and sports accidents.
Christian has also practised clinical negligence for the past 10 years as a significant part of his established medico-legal practice acting for both Claimants and Defendants in the usual areas associated with such claims: cerebral palsy, obstetric mismanagement, meningitis, maxillo-facial and cleft palate surgery, cardiac surgery, orthopaedic surgery (especially the upper limb), spinal surgery, and psychiatric management of patients. He is fully conversant with the required analysis of breach and causation elements in issues of liability, together with a ready understanding of all quantum matters having been involved in high value claims often involving structured settlements of each type.
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