Christian is committed to providing strong representation to those most vulnerable in society

Overview

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 prison law, inquests and public inquiries, immigration and asylum law and criminal 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.

He is the founder of the legal project 'The Law in 60 Seconds'.

Prison law

Christian is currently instructed in relation to a number of matters before the Parole Board. He regularly represents individuals convicted of the most serious crimes – including those on life and IPP sentences.  He is well used to preparing written submissions, whether as a standalone document or to supplement oral representations and regularly instructed to advise on the merits of judicial review challenges to decisions of the Parole Board.

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.

Immigration & asylum

Christian is regularly instructed to represent individuals in the First Tier Tribunal, handling asylum appeals and deportation cases. He has represented individuals with severe mental health difficulties.

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