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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 has extensive prosecuting a range of regulatory offences on behalf of the HMRC and local authorities. He is regularly asked to provide training to inspectors at the Health and Safety Executive, to include advising on effective trial preparation, witness handling and disclosure.

Christopher also has experience in dealing with cases under 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 routinely provides disclosure training to local authorities across the North of England. 

Christopher has also attended at the Coroner’s Court and is keen to develop a practice in inquest work.

Prison Law

Christopher has developed a niche practice in all aspects of Prison Law. He 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. Christopher has an approachable style when dealing with clients, and he is known for providing sensible and robust advice when necessary. He has successfully argued for release in difficult circumstances where offenders have maintained their innocence throughout sentence.

Notable Case

  • 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