Christopher has over 20 years’ experience of intellectual property litigation. He specialises in all aspects of intellectual property and technological commercial law, including that relating to patents, registered designs, unregistered design right, copyright, passing off and trademarks. He is also highly experienced with regards to the workings of franchising and distribution agreements, restrictive covenants, confidential information and trade secrets.
Having studied engineering at University and obtained a post graduate diploma-in-law before going to Bar School, Christopher completed pupillage at the specialist intellectual property Chambers of Robin Jacob (subsequently Lord Justice, recently retired) with David Kitchen (now Lord Justice) as his pupil supervisor.
He has a loyal following of solicitors and clients, and has been commended in the legal directories for his work and client skills. Chambers and Partners has listed him for many years noting, for example, that he is “quick-thinking, flexible and tenacious” and that his “experience as a qualified engineer leaves him well placed to handle technological disputes”, and The Legal 500 has for some time recommended him for intellectual property matters.
Chris is recognised for being client-friendly yet formidable in court. He has both technical understanding of his subject matter and the ability to fight tooth and nail for those he represents. These attributes have helped Chris build a superb practice and he remains very much in-demand in his areas of expertise.