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Christopher Walker

Call: 1990

"He has a good eye for detail." "He's very incisive and excellent with clients - he's able to explain difficult issues in terms they can understand." "Chris is really forensic and always well prepared. There's not a page in the bundle he won't have read and know about."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"He’s excellent in his analysis of the evidence and knows exactly how to coordinate a team of experts to produce the strongest case. He’s very engaging and puts clients at their ease with his easy charm and obvious empathy. His advocacy is very sharp, and judges respond to his concise arguments and helpful manner."

The Legal 500 2021

Overview

Christopher Walker is a personal injury specialist.  Consistently recommended in the trade directories, Chambers & Partners currently refers to his focus on high level catastrophic and fatal accident claims, while The Legal 500 describes him as…

“a first-class barrister; technically excellent, great with clients and easy to work with.”

Instructed on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants, Christopher has considerable experience in litigating the established categories of employer’s liability claims, road traffic accident and public liability claims.    His practice encompasses associated clinical and professional negligence claims, health and safety prosecutions, coroner’s inquests, and litigation with a focus on human rights.

He regularly represents clients at mediation and joint settlement meetings.

Qualifications

MA, Law (Cambridge)
Licence Speciale en Droit Européen (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Harmsworth Scholar, Middle Temple

Professional Recommendations

 

“He has a good eye for detail.” “He’s very incisive and excellent with clients – he’s able to explain difficult issues in terms they can understand.” “Chris is really forensic and always well prepared. There’s not a page in the bundle he won’t have read and know about.” “He is very approachable and great with clients.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

“Always takes a practical and pragmatic approach to cases allied with good judgement.” “He’s excellent in his analysis of the evidence and knows exactly how to coordinate a team of experts to produce the strongest case. He’s very engaging and puts clients at their ease with his easy charm and obvious empathy. His advocacy is very sharp, and judges respond to his concise arguments and helpful manner.”

The Legal 500 2021

“He continues to be hugely impressive in his willingness to take on difficult cases and in his exceptionally legally robust drafting. He is also hugely persuasive in both written and oral advocacy.” “He’s very thorough and very good on the detail.” “He is very bright, thorough and well prepared. He quickly gets to the nub of issues and his advice is clear.” “He has a fantastic manner with clients and is a good negotiator.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“Good client care and an excellent grasp of issues in high value cases.”

The Legal 500 2020

“A fantastic advocate who is really understated in the way he goes about it.” “Very well prepared, confident and insightful with experts and a skilful negotiator.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“Known for catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims.”

The Legal 500 2017

“He is quick to note the strengths and difficulties in each case and is not frightened to fight the claimant’s corner. He gets to the heart of the issue quickly and provides practical and client-friendly advice.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“He is an incredible, technical lawyer who makes incredibly complicated litigation seem easy.” “He gets his way by gentle persuasion and steely determination.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“An experienced and intelligent negotiator who is very good on his feet.” “He is clever, collaborative and adept at complex cases.”

The Legal 500 2015

“He gets down to the issues and absorbs vast amounts of information very quickly.” “An experienced and high-calibre barrister, who is technically excellent and has superb client skills.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“He’s a charmer – if you need someone to face up to testosterone you put Christopher Walker in the room and he’ll calm them down. He’s tenacious without being aggressive.”

Chambers & Partners

Expertise

Personal Injury

Civl Liberties & Human Rights

Inquests & Inquiries

Motor Defence


Recent and current work

Relevant Work

Notable cases

Key contacts

Olivia Moliterno

Team Leader & Assistant to Senior Clerk
Olivia Moliterno 020 7269 0477 moliterno@oldsquare.co.uk

William Meade

Senior Clerk
William Meade 020 7269 0360 wmeade@oldsquare.co.uk
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

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Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532