Chris has a broad commercial practice with a particular expertise in professional liability litigation. In the professional liability sphere he has extensive experience in acting for solicitors, surveyors, accountants, construction professionals, dentists and clinicians. He regularly represents healthcare professionals at fatal accident inquiries. He is ranked as a leading junior in clinical and professional negligence in Chambers and the Legal 500. Allied to his expertise in that sphere, Chris and is currently instructed as junior counsel for Johnson & Johnson in the mesh litigations.
Chris also advises in relation to professional disciplinary proceedings, and has a keen interest in public law with experience of judicial reviews, administrative law, and disciplinary and regulatory issues.
Chris has extensive experience in commercial contract and property litigations. He is ranked by Chambers as a leading junior in commercial dispute resolution.
Chris called to the Bar after practising as a litigation solicitor at Dundas & Wilson for nine years. In that time Chris built up wide-ranging experience of commercial litigation, including a two-year spell leading Dundas & Wilson's property litigation team in Scotland.
In February 2015 Chris was appointed a standing junior counsel to the Scottish Government. He is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator.