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.
- 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.