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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

33 BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0844 3351 551
Fax:
Fax 0191 261 0043
Email:
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www.derestreet.co.uk
Newcastle upon Tyne, York
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC), Christopher McKee, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND

Christopher McKee

Tel:
Work 0844 335 1551
Email:
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)

Position

Christopher joined Chambers in October 2014 upon successful completion of pupillage. He has developed a busy common law practice and accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas. Before coming to the Bar, Christopher assisted various pro bono initiatives (Law Centre NI, Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), NSPCC Young Witness Service and Victim Support NI). Working with The PILS (Public Interest Litigation Support) Project he authored a policy paper entitled “Pro Bono Costs Orders in Northern Ireland: A Vision for the Future” a document currently being considered by the Stormont Assembly. Crime: Christopher prosecutes and defends in the Youth Court, Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. His expertise covers a spectrum of criminal offences including theft, fraud, violent crime and sexual assault. Christopher also acts on behalf of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). Civil: Christopher accepts instructions in a broad range of civil matters. He has a particular interest in commercial disputes, insolvency, chancery law and costs. Christopher is particularly keen to develop his paper-based practice.Family: Christopher appears regularly in the Family Proceedings Court (FPC) and County Court in both public and private law matters. He also represents applicants and respondents at all stages of financial remedy proceedings. Landlord and Tenant: Christopher represents landlords and tenants in litigation arising out of leases, licences and tenancy agreements. Christopher has experience in dealing with social housing issues, possession claims, anti-social behaviour allegations and applications for injunctive relief.

Career

Called 2012. Grade 2 prosecutor.

Education

Rathmore Grammar School; University of Newcastle upon Tyne (LLB Hons); University of Northumbria (BPTC).

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