Christopher Geering has a strong reputation in the fields of Professional Discipline and Coronial proceedings. He appears regularly before all the major healthcare regulators, as well as teaching and accountancy bodies.
He has experience dealing with cases of particular seriousness – including successfully representing the financial director of an NHS Trust who was awarded record costs against the ACCA after being accused of backdating million pound contracts, and a doctor accused of a sexual assault on a colleague. In addition to fitness to practise proceedings, he regularly appears in the High Court, both for and against the regulator.
In coronial work he has represented the interests of a care home and County Council, as well as those of individual doctors or nurses.
Christopher also has a significant advisory practice. He has assisted a variety of regulators on legal issues and case preparation, as well as advising registrants on prospects of appeal.
“Christopher is a master of detail, and of far-sighted, strategic and practical advice. He is a very effective cross-examiner, and a persuasively reasonable, skilled and incisive advocate.” – Chambers UK 2023 (Prof Disc)
“A very strong advocate and cross examiner. Avoids any theatrics, but has an incisive, intensely reasonable, considered and well-informed style, which wins confidence. Really excellent.” – Legal 500 UK 2023 (Prof Disc)
“Christopher is a very impressive advocate. His attention to detail is impeccable and his knowledge outstanding. He is also very good with clients – empathetic but firm when needed.” – Legale 500 UK 2023 (Inquests & Inquiries)
“He’s really slick, well prepared and knowledgeable.” and “Extremely clever, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of regulatory case law.” – Chambers UK 2022
“Christopher is a phenomenal barrister. He’s really easy to work with and makes himself available. He’s very thoughtful, thorough and extremely good at working with all levels of stakeholders.” – Chambers UK 2022
“An excellent practitioner. He is tactically very good and he knows his stuff.” “Really superb, professional and works well in a team.” – Chambers UK 2021
“Christopher is forensic in his approach to cases. He is thoughtful and concise in his advice and sympathetic to and, where necessary, firm with his clients, who often present with heightened emotions given that their careers and livelihoods are at stake.” – Legal 500 UK 2021
“Combines excellent commercial skills with great hearing room presence and a phenomenal work ethic.” “He is talented at dealing with individual practitioner clients and large corporate clients alike. He is persuasive and great to work with.” – Chambers UK 2020
“Very astute, and very persuasive on his feet.” – Legal 500 2020
“A fantastic cross-examiner and incredibly clever.” – Chambers UK 2018
“He has outstanding knowledge, is incredibly approachable and works tirelessly on cases. He never ceases to amaze in terms of the skills he offers.” – Chambers UK 2018
“A really systematic thinker who gets to the heart of a matter quickly and presents persuasively” – Chambers UK 2017
“A very good and persuasive advocate, who is excellent with clients and a pleasure to work with.” – Legal 500 2017