Christopher Ferguson

Year of call:

1979

Education:

1978 - Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Qualification

Career:

1979 - 7 months in court service at the Court of Protection, awaiting pupillage Pupil at Farrar’s Building, Temple, London

1980 - Pupil at 1 Hare Court, Temple, London Pupil at Assize Court Chambers, Bristol Tenant at Assize Court Chambers, currently a Door Tenant at Unity Street Chambers, Bristol

2008 - Tenant at Sovereign Chambers

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers

Appointments:

Appeal Committee Member of the Legal Services Commission in Bristol Chaired Disciplinary Tribunal of the Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain

Memberships:

Family Law Bar Association

Awards:

1978 - Inns of Court School of Law - Ede & Ravenscroft Prize

Christopher Ferguson has specialised in family law for several years. His extensive experience in private and public children’s law includes representing parents, extended family members, local authorities and children via guardians, including the Official Solicitor and the National Youth Advocacy Service.

Although known as a tenacious opponent, Christopher has also built a reputation for his approachable, caring and sensitive manner, repeatedly noted by solicitors with particularly vulnerable or sensitive clients. He has been described by Chambers & Partners as ‘a safe pair of hands’.

Christopher has organised and spoken at seminars on subjects such as contact, shared residence, domestic violence, the judicial interviewing of children, McKenzie friends, kinship care and the role of grandparents as alternative carers or in proceedings generally.

Christopher Ferguson is repeatedly noted for his careful handling of vulnerable or sensitive clients

Public Access

Christopher may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster  on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212