The breadth and depth of Christopher’s experience in acting for the major public prosecution agencies equips him particularly well for private prosecution work.
He has prosecuted and defended in a number of fraud cases involving the civil-criminal crossover: a common feature in private prosecutions.
Additionally, his extensive work in civil indirect tax fraud has provided him with invaluable experience in bringing fraud allegations in a civil context. In that arena he has earned particular judicial praise for his ability to combine an understanding of commercial principles with dexterity in cross-examination.
Christopher recently defended in a private prosecution arising from a High Court commercial case. The prosecution was stopped by the DPP following defence representations in respect of deficiencies in the practices adopted by the private prosecutor and his legal team.
He recently advised an individual on the merits of a private prosecution in relation to an historic allegation in the corporate sphere.
He is currently instructed to advise a plc in an investigation with a view to a potential private prosecution relating to fraudulent misrepresentations.