"Undoubtedly the best solicitor in Norfolk for criminal matters" - Legal 500

The Head of Department and a Partner at Fosters, Chris is described by Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession as "a considerable talent". Since 2006 he's been named as 'Leader in his Field' in every edition of the guide. He has also earned praise in the Legal 500, which describes Fosters as a 'Top Tier' firm.

Born and educated in Norwich, Chris undertakes a wide range of crime work. As well as cases involving allegations of Murder, Manslaughter and complex fraud cases, he has also acted for a number of local businesses in relation to high value Trading Standards prosecutions and Health and Safety Executive cases.

Chris is a Solicitor Advocate, with the right to appear in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts. He has developed a reputation for success in a wide range of complex matters. His work includes the successful appeal against conviction for Murder (R v Puaca 2005), a case widely used in legal textbooks establishing the role of expert witnesses.

Other notable cases include the acquittal of a former British diplomat charged with Misconduct in a Public Office following a 10 week trial in London, and large scale fraud allegations prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service and Trading Standards. Much of his work involves high profile cases or clients, including in 2016 the representation of a youth charged in the £42 million TalkTalk hacking case. He has also advised prison officers, police and nurses charged with offences arising from their employment. Alongside this work, he is regularly instructed by clients in respect of the full range of motoring offences from speeding to dangerous driving.

Chris has provided legal commentary for 'Tonight with Trevor McDonald' on ITV and for BBC Radio and Television. He has appeared in the national press including The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian newspapers as well as regular appearances on local TV and Radio commenting on a variety of topics including the law of self defence, harassment and cyber crime. He has also lectured at the University of East Anglia on Criminal Advocacy. In May 2012 Chris became the Chief Executive at Fosters.