Christopher Boxall

Year of call:



2012 - 2012 Université Jean-Moulin Lyon III, French Law

2013 - University of Leeds, English Law with European Law LLB (Hons)

2014 - BPP Law School Leeds, BPTC (‘Very Competent’)


2015 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers

2016 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers


2013 - Director, BPP Legal Advice Clinic (Leeds) 2013-2014

2016-2020 - Head of Mini-Pupillage 2016-2020

CPS Grade 1 Prosecutor


Personal Injury Bar Association North Eastern Circuit


2013 - University of Leeds, Senior winner

2014 - BPP Regulatory Law Prize

Chris has a wide-ranging personal injury practice, representing both Claimants and Defendants, including claims funded by a CFA.

Chris has extensive experience dealing with claims on the Fast Track to the Multi Track arising from:

  • Road traffic accident (RTA) claims;
  • EL/PL claims (including Highways Act claims);
  • Holiday sickness claims

Chris 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.

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

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

Credit Hire

Chris has particular expertise in high-value claims involving credit hire. He has extensive knowledge of the developing case-law in this area and is regularly called upon for cases involving complex engineering evidence regarding roadworthiness, and cases involving profit-earning chattels (including taxis).

Recent Cases

  • Bell v Leeds City Council [2023] Successful application for a finding of fundamental dishonesty following discontinuance in PL tripping claim – local press coverage click here.
  • Kavanagh v Hunt [2023] Multi Track taxi hire and storage claim exceeding £45k reduced to £1500 loss of profit – Hussain v EUI Limited applied.
  • Vilkaitis v Fresca Group Ltd [2023] Successful defence of EL claim in respect of a slipping accident at a food factory. Judge was persuaded that neither breach of duty nor causation was made out – Hufton v Somerset City Council [2011] ELR 482 considered.
  • B v MOJ [2020] Acting for Claimant in PL claim where he had sustained dental injuries whilst in prison. Complex medical evidence involved.
  • L and Ors v Thomas Cook [2019] – Successful dismissal of holiday sickness claim, despite 2 of 3 Claimants providing a positive stool sample on their return to the UK.
  • F v Jet 2 [2019] Acted for Claimant in successful claim under the Montreal Convention for scalding injuries caused to a minor aboard the Defendant’s airplane. The claim included a claim for future treatment expenses as a result of permanent scarring.
  • Wright [2018] Acted for Claimant in a successful Multi Track claim for injury arising out of an accident in the kitchens of a hotel. As well as injury, the case involved significant claim for a Smith v Manchester award.
  • Mason v NYCC [2017] Acting for Claimant motorcyclist in a Highways Act claim wherein surface grit caused him to crash. The case involved detailed examination of the concept of dangerousness pursuant to Mills v Barnsley MBC [1992] PIQR.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207