I am Senior Associate Team Leader in the Serious Injury Department in Sheffield. I lead a team of dedicated serious injury specialists who deal with all types of personal injury cases, including road traffic accidents, injuries at work, slips and trips, military claims, and fatal accidents.
I joined Irwin Mitchell after completing my law degree in 2003 and have spent the majority of the time since then acting on behalf of seriously injured people.
I have particular expertise with complex orthopaedic injuries, fatal accidents, chronic pain and psychiatric harm, as well as with technical liability and procedural disputes. I provide a down-to-earth and empathetic service for my clients, always conscious that circumstances may be distressing and the process is unfamiliar.
I am an accredited Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Senior Litigator. I completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Manchester with a distinction, and was awarded the prize for the highest achieving student in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence module.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
There have been too many during my time at Irwin Mitchell for me to pick just one, but all of the top contenders involve securing a great outcome for a client on a challenging case.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Outside of work, I am a passionate follower of both cricket and football and an occasional fan of just about any kind of sport! I am also a keen cinema goer and aspiring film buff. I grew up in the heart of the Peak District and so have always retained a love of the great outdoors.
"Chris is a truly great person that executes, nothing but care and respect, maintaining and delivering professionalism at all times. It was always a pleasure to speak with Chris… Thank you all for always treating me like a person and not just a client… I would recommend Chris and his team to represent an individual in this kind of matter. A truly outstanding service from Chris and his team. Chris ensured that I was seen by the best medical team and through his knowledge and experience, I was seen by some of the top medical specialists in the UK." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Having had quite serious issues with my existing solicitors at the time, I was desperate to move solicitors... With only 60 days left with which to enter a claim in court, my solicitor Chris, hustled so fast and got everything in order and got my claim resolved within the legal allowable time.
"Chris was absolutely fantastic. He was the most empathetic person, he fully took on board my mental state at the time and kept me calm and explained everything in very easy terms with a very easy manner. Despite the previous solicitors making quite a serious error with my claim, Chris was able to secure me a settlement, in fact the best that I was ever likely to get, in super quick time . I would not hesitate to recommend Irwin Mitchell, in fact Chris, 100% to anybody that ever needs a solicitors." - 5* Trustpilot review
“You really did always go that extra mile for me. You’ve supported me to the end and I can’t express how grateful I am that I had you on my case. I would have given up without you. Irwin Mitchell are lucky to have you”
“Thank you for all of your hard work in getting this resolved. I will definitely recommend your services in the future”
“Thank you for the understanding and reassurance you always provided. You took on board that I needed communication first and foremost and you always kept me informed”
“It is a great result which would not have been achieved without your hard work”
“You are an amazing asset to Irwin Mitchell and I hope that you continue to inspire such fundamental emotions within your clients by your dedicated professionalism”