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Christopher Boxall

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

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