Christopher is a Director of Uppal Taylor and the Compliance Officer for the Legal Practice. He is a specialist solicitor with vast experience in Group Litigation and Complex/High Value Civil Litigation, with an emphasis on child abuse litigation, personal injury and psychiatric injury. He specialises in claims that have complex issues of Liability, Injury, Causation and Limitation (mostly all at the same time).
Christopher graduated from the Nottingham Trent University in 1999 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Economics. He completed the post-graduate Professional Examination in law in 2000, which he passed with Distinction, and won the law school prize for best performance in his year. He went onto study the Legal Practice Court in 2001 which he also passed with Distinction. In December 2001 he joined Uppal Taylor Solicitors as a paralegal. He was offered a training contract and qualified as a Solicitor in April 2004. He became an Associate Solicitor in April 2007 and a subsequently became a Director.
Since beginning his career at Uppal Taylor Christopher has successfully acted for many clients in claims arising from child abuse, both in individual claims and group actions, obtaining substantial damages on behalf of those he represents. He has successfully brought proceedings on behalf of clients who have been abused in children’s homes, foster homes, adoptive homes and within the family environment. He also has significant experience of bringing proceedings against schools. In addition, he has vast experience in making applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and representing clients before the First-Tier Tribunal (CICA).
Away from the office, Christopher enjoys spending time with his family, music and martial arts.
Current Cases – Christopher is currently acting on behalf of Claimants in the following matters.
Lead Solicitors in the case of SFM and Others – v – (1) Nottingham City Council (2) Nottinghamshire County Council (Beechwood Children’s Home Litigation)
This is a large claim with a significant number of Claimants. The Claimants complain of abuse and maltreatment at Beechwood Children’s Home along with a number of other children’s homes owned and/or operated by the Councils of Nottingham.
RBG – v – The Institute of Charity.
Claims against Leicestershire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Powys County Council, other Local Authorities and claims arising from abuse and maltreatment by Priests.
Various claims against Local Authorities for abuse and maltreatment suffered by Claimants within foster placements, children’s Homes and abuse within the family home.
Claims against private schools.
Previous Cases – Christopher has successfully represented Claimants
Care Concern International Limited (Part of the North Wales Inquiry)