Christopher is a Private Client lawyer who specialises in tax and estate succession planning and management, particularly for owners of landed estates, of large farms and of other rural businesses. His team acts for over fifty substantial landed estates throughout England and Wales.
The team's land owning clients include individuals, charities, companies and trustees. Complex tax and trust matters arising from many different and sophisticated ownership and occupation structures form the backbone of his practice.
He is a member of the Country Landowners and Business Association, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, the Agricultural law Association, and the Historic Houses Association.
Christopher is well known for his 'quietly spoken but authoritative demeanour' and 'plain speaking, effective' approach.
After leading the Cheltenham office and Private Client team for many years, Christopher was elected as Senior Partner in 2013, and is now Senior Partner of Charles Russell Speechlys and chairs its Partnership Council.
Christopher is admitted to practise in England and Wales.