Christian Mitchell > Chambers of George Coates > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Coates
Guildford Chambers
STOKE HOUSE, LEAPALE LANE
GUILDFORD
GU1 4LY
England

Work Department

Family; employment; public sector – licensing.

Position

Family: Christian Mitchell has extensive experience in both public and private aspects of Children Act work and ancillary relief and acts regularly for parents in local authority care proceedings.

Employment: as a former treasurer of the Free Representation Unit (FRU) Christian has a strong background in employment law and has acted for both applicants and respondents in tribunals both in London and on circuit.

Licensing: As a district councillor he has experience in planning law and licensing law and local government work, and in June 2007 was elected as chairman of the Licensing Committee at Horsham District Council, being the licensing authority for the district. Christian regularly sits and chairs licensing sub-committees, hearing applications both for premises and personal licences and also licence review hearings and applications under the Gambling Act 2003. Christian’s experience of sitting and chairing sub-committees is an invaluable experience for representing clients – both police authorities and licence holders – before such committees and also the Magistrates’ Courts on appeal.

Career

Called 2001; Middle Temple.

Memberships

South Eastern Circuit
Lawyers Christian Fellowship
Family Bar Association

Education

University of London (BSc (Hons)); The College of Law, Guildford (PgDip Law).

Leisure

Chairman of the Licensing Committee at Horsham District Council.