Chris has a wide-ranging personal injury practice and acts on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants, including claims funded by a CFA.
Chris has extensive experience dealing with multi-track and fast-track claims arising from road traffic accidents, EL/PL claims (including Highways Act claims) and holiday sickness claims, as well as criminal injury compensation (CICA) 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
Chris has particular expertise in claims involving credit hire. As an area of law which continues to develop in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, Chris is always alive to recent developments. He regularly publishes articles and provides bespoke training on this topic.
Chris 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  EWHC 1147 (QB).
Holiday Sickness Claims
Chris regularly deals with holiday sickness claims on the Fast Track, for both Claimant and Defendant. 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 and Jet2.
- B v MOJ  Acting for Claimant in Fast Track claim where he had sustained dental injuries whilst in prison. Complex medical evidence involved.
- S and Ors v Thomas Cook  – Acting for Defendant in Multi Track holiday sickness claim
- L and Ors v Thomas Cook  – 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  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  Acting for Claimant in a 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  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  PIQR.