Christopher is known for his detailed case analysis, client-focused approach and thorough cross-examination skills. He acts for both landlords and tenants in public and private cases, and accepts instructions in cases involving:
- possession proceedings;
- anti-social behaviour;
- unlawful eviction;
- committals; and
- all types of injunctions.
Examples of Cases
- Yorkshire Housing Limited v Michael Quill – successfully defended a tenant in relation to an application for committal. Secured the suspension of an order for possession on terms.
- Broadacres Housing Association v Michael Deane – negotiated a settlement on behalf of a severely disabled client who was prohibited from entering his home as a result of an interim injunction following various allegations.
- The Council of the City of York v Diane Scargill – represented a defendant over a number of hearings accused of hoarding.
- Mark Thompson v Sahra Ibrahim Maxmuud – appeared on behalf of the landlord and secured possession of the property and costs.
- Craig Roberts v Shahzad Afzal – obtained damages in a claim for unlawful eviction (including £1,000 in exemplary damages) and costs on behalf of the claimant.
- Sarabjit Singh Bhalla v Danny Spink – acted on behalf of a landlord and negotiated possession of the property within two weeks at the door of court.
- The Council of the City of York v Wendy Smith, Robert Price (Snr), Robert Price (Jnr) and George Price – negotiated a favourable outcome for a family of travellers in respect of committal proceedings.
- David Truman v Scarborough Borough Council – Section 204 Housing Act 1996 appeal (ongoing)