Chris is a partner specialising exclusively in defending companies, directors and managers in regulatory investigations and prosecutions. He is described by Chambers and Legal 500 as a “leading prosecutions lawyer” and “leading health and safety prosecutions lawyer”. He was first ranked for environment in 2003 and was named as one of the top 50 lawyers in the North West. His teams have been ranked in the top tier for health and safety since 2012. He sits on the IOSH Food and Drink Industries Sector Committee and is a former prosecutor of all range of food and regulatory offences. He acts for food manufacturers, retailers, consultants and clients in all sectors the fields of fire, product and food safety, health and safety, environment, and road traffic offences. He is regularly instructed in some of the high profile complex multi-party manslaughter and pollution cases and has appeared on BBC1, Radio 2, Radio 5 live, Central news etc. and been published in the Times, FT, Estates Gazette etc. and undertakes board room training and Directors’ briefings.