Christian is passionate about the law being accessible to all and providing strong representation to those most vulnerable in society. 

Overview

Christian is passionate about the law being accessible to all and providing strong representation to those most vulnerable in society. He seeks the best results for his clients and is commended for his ability to remain calm in pressurised situations.  He is the founder of the legal project 'The Law in 60 Seconds'.

Christian receives regular and repeat instructions to represent those with drug misuse issues, mental health difficulties and vulnerable young people.  Christian is  currently instructed in relation to the Manchester Arena Inquiry and is assisting those seeking a public inquiry into the Government's handling of Covid-19.  He has a fast-growing multidisciplinary practice encompassing criminal law, inquests and public inquiries, prison law and immigration and asylum law.

Prior to the Bar, Christian worked at INQUEST where he advised bereaved families on inquest procedures resulting from deaths in state care and detention.

Christian also volunteered at Liberty where he advised members of the public on issues including discrimination, actions against the police and data rights. He sat as the UK’s Youth Delegate to the Congress of the Council of Europe in 2017 and led Congress’ youth human rights working group. In this capacity, he extensively researched alleged human rights abuses in Council of Europe member states. He is also a former member of the UK Labour Party's Justice and Home Affairs Policy Commission.

Christian read Law and completed the BPTC at Nottingham Law School. He was awarded the Law School’s highest student honour, the Vice Chancellor’s Award and obtained the highest Family Law mark on the BPTC. Throughout his studies, he worked as a pro-bono legal adviser at Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Clinic where he advised on housing and employment related matters. He also provided pro-bono legal support to numerous anti-discrimination grassroots organisations.  Christian is a previous winner of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn's Inter-Provider Mooting Competition.

Criminal defence & appeals

Christian is developing a varied criminal practice.  He receives instructions to appear in the Magistrates’ Court, the Youth Court and the Crown Court.  He has succeeded in arguments to exclude evidence and to re-open cases.  He has successfully appealed  matters to the Crown Court.  Christian’s work covers a breadth of offences from driving offences through to resisting arrest, breaching restraining orders and offences against the police.

Inquests & public inquiries

Christian is currently instructed in relation to the Manchester Arena Inquiry; he assists Pete Weatherby QC and Anna Morris, both of GCN.

Christian is also instructed to act on behalf of bereaved families whose loved ones have died whilst in the care of the state.

Prison law

Christian is currently instructed in relation to a number of matters before the Parole Board.  He is well used to preparing written submissions, whether as a standalone document or to supplement oral representations.

Immigration

Christian has a keen interest in immigration and asylum law.

Memberships

  • INQUEST Lawyers Group
  • LIBERTY

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