Chris is Darlington born. After a short spell living in Penrith, he returned to his home town after qualifying as a Solicitor in 1983. He became a partner in 1985, Senior partner in 1998, and is only the third Senior partner since the firm began in 1946.
Chris has been a local conciliation officer for the Law Society and Legal Complaints Service. For many years he was a member of the Legal Services Appeal Committee.
Chris is a life Governor of the Imperial Cancer Research fund and an honorary Fellow of Cancer Research UK. He is an honorary consultant to the Federation of Master Builders. He is also Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College Corporation and vice chair and foundation governor of Carmel College Catholic Academy.
Areas of Work
Building Construction and Engineering Disputes • Company and Partnership Disputes • Employment Law and Unfair Dismissal • Adjudication & Arbitration• Professional Negligence • Land and Property Disputes • Partnership & Company Law • Health & Safety and Environmental Actions • Inquests • Liquor and Entertainment Licenses • Disputes Resolution and Mediation • Planning Disputes • Judicial Review • Nuisance claims • Compromise Agreements • Severance Packages • Commercial Property Disputes • Patents • Trade Marks • Intellectual Property • Copyright • Mediation • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Chris is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Chris has been married to Gail for over thirty years and they have three great children. He enjoys all kinds of sport still playing football and golf and enjoys his annual skiing trips. The only other thing in his life is Aggie his pre war Austin 10. As a young man Chris enjoyed walking and followed Hannibal’s Trail across the Alps. Chris is a past Chairman and President of Darlington Round Table and a present member of Darlington Rotary Club. He enjoys reading, travelling and walking.
Chris with his secretary Catherine