Chris practises in all areas of public and human rights law and is ranked as a leading junior in those fields. Chambers & Partners 2019 describe him as a “Renowned junior counsel with a strong track record of appearing in high-profile judicial reviews”. Chris is on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Panel.
The bulk of his practice is judicial review and claims under the Human Rights Act 1998. He has experience of a wide range of subject matters, including professional regulation, mental health and mental capacity, health care, education, planning and environmental challenges, equality duties, social welfare, false imprisonment and immigration and asylum. For example, he recently acted in leading cases on the detention of victims of torture, criminal injuries compensation, safeguarding victims of human trafficking, the detention of children and the rights of unmarried partners to public sector pensions.
Chris is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Chris needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Chris’ privacy notice in full, please see here.
Chris accepts instructions under the Bar Council Standard Contractual Terms. To find out more information on this and the way we work at Matrix, including our fee transparency statement, please see our see our service standards.
Recommended junior in Administrative & Public Law, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Community Care and Court of Protection: “He’s head and shoulders above everyone else. I like everything about him – his drafting is impeccable, he’s ferocious in court, and he turns cases around with his advocacy.” “An extremely good lawyer with superb mastery of judicial review. He is extremely responsive and adaptable and able to work within a team.” (2021) “Renowned junior counsel with a strong track record of appearing in high-profile judicial reviews” (2019), “He is incredibly bright and brilliant on his feet” (2019), “a brilliant advocate, who is incredibly bright and lovely to deal with”; “He is very determined, very tenacious and very committed to his cases.” “He is very good, very thoughtful and comes up with points that make you stop and think as an opponent.” (2018); “Exceptionally bright barrister who is decisive and clear in his advice and arguments. He instils confidence”; and “tactically shrewd and well-liked by the court.” “A brilliant advocate, who is incredibly bright and lovely to deal with.” (2017).