Chris Evans

  email      029 2000 0000 

Practice Areas
General Crime, Regulatory Law and Consumer Protection, Licensing, Proceeds of Crime and Professional Discipline.

Overview
Christopher joined Apex Chambers in September 2017 following the successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Lucy Crowther.

Christopher regularly prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and the Youth Court. He deals with a wide variety of offences including fraud, drugs, motoring, and violent offences. He has defended a range of clients, including professionals facing allegations at work.

Christopher prosecutes on behalf of the CPS and has undertaken a number of cases for the Specialist Fraud Division. In July 2017, he prosecuted in the case of R v Mark Lloyd, a benefit fraud trial which received national press.

Christopher is also instructed in regulatory matters and has undertaken work for various Local Authorities. He has acted in cases involving product safety, unfair/aggressive commercial practices and unauthorised use of trade marks. He has also drafted advice on liabilities and due diligence requirements in the secondary ticket market.

In October 2017, Christopher was instructed by Flintshire Trading Standards as Junior Prosecution Counsel in R v William Andrew Stringfellow and Others, a conspiracy to defraud involving 9 defendants in Mold Crown Court.

Furthermore, Christopher accepts instructions in Hackney Carriage licensing proceedings, proceeds of crime applications, and disciplinary hearings.

Before undertaking pupillage, Christopher worked as a duty adviser at Willesden County Court where he defended tenants in possession proceedings. He then volunteered for Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties), and as an employment representative for the Free Representation Unit in London.

Following his time in London, Christopher spent nearly two years as a fee earner in the litigation department of a national law firm in Bristol. He specialised in Consumer Protection cases, from defective products to doorstep selling, and regularly dealt with consumer legislation such as the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. He is able to tap into this experience when dealing with Consumer Protection work at the Bar.

Education
Cardiff University, LLB (Hons) Law (First Class Honours) The College of Law, London, Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)


Memberships
Member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. CPS Advocate Panel, Grade 1

Scholarships
Benefactors’ Major BPTC Scholarship, Middle Temple.