Christian Weaver > Garden Court North Chambers > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Garden Court North Chambers
M3 2JA

Work Department

Prison law
Inquests & public inquiries
Immigration & asylum


Christian Weaver specialises in Actions against the State, Inquests, Public Inquiries and Parole Board work.  He is the barrister to the family of Awaab Ishak, a two-year-old boy who died following prolonged exposure to mould in his home.

Christian was the winner of the Legal Aid Newcomer of the Year Award 2023 at the Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2023.

Christian is the founder of the legal project ‘The Law in 60 Seconds’ and author of the book The Law in 60 Seconds: A Pocket Guide to Your Rights.


Prior to the Bar, Christian worked at INQUEST where he advised bereaved families on inquest procedures resulting from deaths in state care and detention.

Christian also volunteered at Liberty where he advised members of the public on issues including discrimination, actions against the police and data rights. He sat as the UK’s Youth Delegate to the Congress of the Council of Europe in 2017 and led Congress’ youth human rights working group. In this capacity, he extensively researched alleged human rights abuses in Council of Europe member states. He is also a former member of the UK Labour Party’s Justice and Home Affairs Policy Commission.



LLB (Hons);

Christian read Law and completed the BPTC at Nottingham Law School. He was awarded the Law School’s highest student honour, the Vice Chancellor’s Award and obtained the highest Family Law mark on the BPTC.

Throughout his studies, he worked as a pro-bono legal adviser at Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Clinic where he advised on housing and employment related matters. He also provided pro-bono legal support to numerous anti-discrimination grassroots organisations.

Christian is a previous winner of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn’s Inter-Provider Mooting Competition.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Christian Weaver – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Christian is a delight to work with; all written representations are succinct and to the point and advocacy is clear. It is reassuring to know you can always pick up the phone to discuss matters with him and he is never afraid to take on and develop wider points in challenging areas.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Christian Weaver Garden Court North Chambers ‘Christian’s approach is measured and thoughtful, and he combines professionalism with great warmth and kindness. He makes strong and clear oral submissions and arguments which are delivered politely and sensitively, allowing him to get the point across well.’