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Christopher Green

Chris undertakes a broad range of civil work including commercial, employment, personal injury and property.

Prior to joining Chambers, Chris appeared as a “solicitor’s agent”, attending over 5,500 cases in the County Court and the Royal Courts of Justice in property, insolvency, consumer credit, contract and debt recovery matters. He also regularly appeared in the Employment Tribunal and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in both the Residential Property and Land Registration divisions. He has successfully appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Chris was also part of the design team that prepared a bid for infrastructure work of national importance and, upon that bid succeeding, worked alongside planning consultants, environmental specialists and a wider legal team preparing for the planning inquiry.

Clients have commented that he is committed, has a keen eye for detail, always willing to assist and possesses a can-do attitude and is commercially aware and is adept at identifying viable solutions to problems.

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“In my dealings with Mr Green, I have found him to be reliable, professional and approachable. I have been impressed with his legal knowledge and his ability to quickly identify and understand the relevant issues involved in complex matters. He always communicates clearly and promptly.

He conveys a sense of calm and I have felt confident in his abilities and that he will do the best for the client. 

“Mr Green has been appearing before me for many years.

His case preparation is excellent. He has a full command of the paperwork and it is clear as soon as he starts presenting the case that he has prepared the case with great thought for exactly what is required in the particular circumstances of the hearing. 

He is an analytical, adaptable, flexible, courteous and persuasive advocate. He focuses on what is relevant and easily distinguishes between the facts and the law. He is fluent and stylish.

He copes very well with interruptions and comments by the judge.

He is respectful and at the same time determined. I have never seen him lost for words or flustered. He is calm and measured. He understands what the judge needs to know, and that is an essential skill of an advocate.” District Judge LC – Judge – 25/3/2021

Qualifications

  • University of Durham – BA with honours in History, 2:1
  • BPP Law School, London – Graduate Diploma in Law
  • BPP Law School, London – Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent

Interests

Outside of work, Chris tries to keep active, playing in the front row in rugby, and participating in endurance competitions abroad. He has completed triathlons in New York, Vichy and the UK as well as an Ironman 70.3 in Budapest. He enjoys travelling with his recent trips being to Austria, Portugal and Cuba. To relax he listens to music from a variety of genres including classical, hip-hop and rock, and he cooks a variety of cuisines, his favourites being Indian and Japanese.

 

Employment

Chris is an experienced and trusted employment practitioner. He has regularly appeared in multi-day Employment Tribunal cases and he has experience in unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistle-blowing, maternity / paternity rights, monetary claims and enforcement of covenants. He appeared in a a ten day unfair dismissal and discrimination claim involving an NHS Trust, their 6 witnesses (up to and including the Chief Operating Officer of the Trust) and serious allegations including fraud. He has also successfully appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Prior to joining Chambers, Chris assisted an employment barrister and gained experience in discrimination, equal pay and TUPE cases.

In his own right and more recently, he has:

– Appeared on behalf of the employee in a claim seeking repayment of training costs made by a planning and construction employer (November 2023);

– Successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of a care worker in a case involving unfair dismissal and discrimination claims which also had regulatory and criminal elements providing practical and sensible advice to allow the client to progress her objectives (November 2023);

– Represented a care worker in claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination arising from disability and indirect discrimination flowing from the passing of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (June and December 2023); and

– Successfully represented a care worker over the course of two weeks in her claims for victimisation  obtaining a judgment of over £10,000 (March and September 2022).

Chris has appeared in a number of cases involving care workers and nurses (typically acting for the employee) as well as cases emanating from the transport / haulage and education sectors (typically acting for the employer).

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