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Christopher Boxall

Year of call:
2014
Education:
2013
University of Leeds, English Law with European Law LLB (Hons)
2014
BPP Law School Leeds, BPTC (‘Very Competent’)
Career:
2014
Pro bono: Director of Legal Advice Clinic at BPP Leeds
2015
Pupil at Park Square Barristers
Appointments:
2018
Grade 1 Prosecutor
Director, BPP Legal Advice Clinic (Leeds) 2013-2014
Memberships:
Member of Personal Injury Bar Association North Eastern Circuit
Awards:
2013
University of Leeds, Senior Negotiation competition winner University of Leeds, Senior Debating competition runner-up
2014
BPP Regulatory Law Prize

Christopher has quickly established a busy practice in civil insurance fraud. He acts for a number of major defendant insurers in relation to suspicious or fraudulent claims arising from road traffic accidents.

Christopher has extensive experience of cases involving staged accidents, ‘stooge’ vehicles, low-speed impact (LSI), phantom passengers, exaggerated credit hire and exaggerated personal injury claims that require consideration of Section 57 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.

Christopher has experience of multi-track and fast-track trials, as well as interim applications, costs and case management conferences and costs-only proceedings.

Paper Practice

Christopher routinely drafts pleadings on behalf of a number of major insurers.  He is content to positively allege fraud where necessary, as well as providing robust defences in respect of suspicious claims.

Christopher is happy to provide pre-action advice on the merits of individual cases.

Christopher is happy to work to short deadlines where papers need to be turned around quickly.

Credit Hire

Christopher has developed a particular interest in claims involving credit hire. As an area of law which continues to develop in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, Christopher is always alive to recent developments. He regularly publishes articles and provides bespoke training on this topic.

Christopher is particularly familiar with the legal arguments surrounding the enforceability of credit hire agreements. Despite the implications of the recent decision in Irving v Morgan Sindall PLC [2018] EWHC 1147 (QB), Christopher is frequently successful in arguing that hire agreements are unenforceable on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Christopher Boxall has a wide-ranging personal injury practice and acts on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants, including claims funded by a CFA.

Christopher has extensive experience dealing with claims arising from road traffic accidents, EL/PL claims (including Highways Act claims) and criminal injury compensation (CICA) claims.

Christopher also has experience of dealing with diminution claims in respect of vehicle damage and is familiar with the principles derived from Coles v Hetherton.

Christopher accepts instructions for the following:

  • Trials from the Small Claims Track through to the Multi Track
  • Disposal Hearings
  • Case Management Conferences
  • Costs Case Management Conferences
  • Interlocutory Applications
  • Pre-Trial Reviews

Christopher regularly provides training and seminars on all aspects of personal injury litigation, including:

  • Fixed costs
  • Credit Hire
  • Practical tips: trial bundling and claims handling

Christopher also accepts instructions to draft pleadings and advices on quantum and/or liability. He is happy to work to short deadlines where papers need to be turned around quickly.

Credit Hire

Christopher has developed a particular interest in claims involving credit hire. As an area of law which continues to develop in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, Christopher is always alive to recent developments. He regularly publishes articles and provides bespoke training on this topic.

Christopher is particularly familiar with the legal arguments surrounding the enforceability of credit hire agreements and the implications of the recent decision in Irving v Morgan Sindall PLC [2018] EWHC 1147 (QB).

Holiday Sickness Claims

Christopher regularly deals with fraudulent claims on the Fast Track. He is also happy to advise at the pre-issue stage and draft pleadings. Christopher is known for his meticulous approach when examining medical records, leaving no stone unturned.

Christopher has acted previously for Thomas Cook.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Christopher Boxall has extensive experience of prosecuting a range of regulatory offences on behalf of HMRC, the Food Standards Agency, the Insolvency Service and various local authorities.

Christopher regularly acts for police authorities, including applications for Sexual Harm Prevention Orders.

Christopher also has experience prosecuting and defending cases regarding the Animal Welfare Act 1996, in particular cases involving improper slaughter practices under the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 2015. Such cases require detailed knowledge of the European Union Directives which apply in such matters.

Christopher also regularly prosecutes and defends in cases involving offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

Training

Christopher has previously provided training to inspectors at the Health and Safety Executive, to include advising on effective trial preparation, witness handling and disclosure.

Christopher routinely provides disclosure training to local authorities across the North of England.

Prison Law

Christopher is regularly instructed for Parole Board hearings and represents prisoners in a wide range of matters including license reviews and parole reviews for those subject to indeterminate sentences. He has successfully argued for release in difficult circumstances where offenders have maintained their innocence throughout sentence.

Notable Cases

  • R v Woodward & Ors (2018) – Northallerton Magistrates Court – represented a slaughterman in a long running animal cruelty case relating to a halal slaughterhouse. The case received national media attention when an animal charity conducted covert surveillance of the slaughterhouse in December 2014. Suspended sentence imposed.
  • CC Humberside Police v W (2018) – successful application for a Sexual Harm Prevention Order in respect of a recently released man who had killed two women in 1964 and proceeded to have intercourse with the corpse of one of the victims. Extensive analysis of psychiatric reports spanning 50 years used in preparation of the case.
  • R v Crosthwaite (2018) – successful prosecution of a disqualified company director who continued to act as a director contrary to section 13 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
  • R v Maguire (2018) – Burnley Crown Court – defending the owner of a dog dangerously out of control which caused permanent and significant injuries to a council worker. Successfully argued for a community order and a contingent destruction order in respect of the dog.
  • Re:J.O’Driscoll – HMP Leeds: second successful application for release of an IPP prisoner in December 2016 who was recalled to prison after committing further offences. Christopher had previously assisted Mr O’Driscoll in obtaining release in June 2016.

Contact Christopher’s clerk

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Christopher Boxall is a Grade 1 prosecutor. He successfully completed a common law pupillage under the supervision of Kama Melly QC.

Christopher regularly appears in the Crown and Magistrates courts for both the prosecution and the defence. He deals with a wide range of offences, including serious sexual and violent offences, and has experience conducting trials subject to the section 28 procedure.

Christopher is particularly experienced in dealing with offences under the Road Traffic Act, particularly in respect of accidents that have caused significant injury to those involved.

Christopher is also regularly instructed to raise exceptional hardship and special reasons arguments on behalf of Defendants.

Christopher has particular experience dealing with cases involving vulnerable and intimidated witnesses. He is known for his concise approach when dealing with witnesses and clients, being able to narrow issues whilst ensuring that parties have a clear understanding of the proceedings in which they are involved.

Notable Case

  • R v J – (2017) Leeds Crown Court. Successful defence of a man charged with sexual activity with a 14-year old child whilst on a family holiday in Fuerteventura.  The prosecution alleged the Defendant had entered a bedroom unsupervised and sexually assaulted a 14 -year old complainant, in the presence of three other children who all gave evidence against the Defendant under the Section 28 procedure. The Defendant was acquitted after a five-day trial.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253

0113 213 5217

Christopher Boxall successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Andrew Wilson. He is regularly instructed in Personal Injury claims in the County Court on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. Christopher accepts instructions for the following: Trials on the Small Claims and Fast Track, Disposal Hearings, Case Management Conferences, Costs Case Management Conferences, Interlocutory Applications, Pre-Trial Reviews

Christopher also accepts instructions to draft pleadings and advices on quantum and/or liability.

He is happy to work to short deadlines where papers need to be turned around quickly.

Christopher successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Andrew Wilson and Kama Melly QC.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Christopher Boxall accepts instructions to represent clients in disputes involving Constructive Dismissal, Redundancy, Discrimination and Breach of Contract.

Christopher has previously dealt with cases to conclusion in the Employment Tribunal and is keen to develop his practice in this area.

 

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250