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Chambers of Susan Hunter

101 VICTORIA STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 6PU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 923 4700
Fax:
Fax 0117 929 4821
DX:
743350 BRISTOL 36
Email:
Web:
www.stjohnschambers.co.uk

Christopher Sharp QC

Tel:
Work 0117 923 4700
Email:
St John's Chambers (Chambers of Susan Hunter)

Work Department

Family & Divorce, Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Court of Protection, Professional Negligence

Position

A personal injury and family law specialist with many years experience, who is acknowledged as one of the leading family and personal injury silks on the circuit, and is a former Head of St John's Chambers, and subsequently of the Family Practice Group. Wide experience of the appellate courts, both Court of Appeal and the House of Lords. Widely known for his expertise in high-value financial remedy cases in which he is equally at home negotiating multimillion-pound settlements or fighting them in court. Instructed by local authorities, parents, guardians and the official solicitor in cases involving the serious injury or death of a child, cases that always involve complex medical evidence. Because of his expertise in the field of personal injury, he is instructed in divorces involving catastrophic injury to one partner where the subsequent financial remedy proceedings involve financial complexities surrounding the damages awarded. In his personal injury practice, he has particularly strong expertise in catastrophic injuries (brain damage and spinal injuries), complex medical causation issues and appellate matters. Dealing with multimillion-pound claims for both claimant and defendant clients, he is well known for his ability swiftly to identify the key issues in a case, for the depth of his knowledge and for his understanding of highly technical medical points on which a case may stand or fall. Work is almost exactly 50/50 claimant and defendant.

Career

Called 1975; QC 1999; recorder 2004, authorised to hear financial remedy cases 2018; deputy High Court judge (Family) 2011; visiting fellow University of the West of England, regularly contributes articles to the professional press and lectures on subjects related to his areas of practice; Elected a Bencher of the Inner Temple in July 2016.

Member

Family Law Bar Association (founder and former chair of the Bristol branch); Personal Injury Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

University of Oxford (MA).

Leisure

Real tennis, skiing, sailing, theatre and former Trustee of the Quartet Charity Foundation.


Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading silks

Christopher Sharp QC - St John’s Chambers ‘He has a brilliant mind that understands the intricacies of any case.’

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

Christopher Sharp QC - St John’s Chambers ‘An outstanding silk.’

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