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Christopher joined Apex Chambers in September 2017 following the successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Lucy Crowther.

Christopher read Law at Cardiff University, where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in 2010, before completing the Bar Professional Training Course at the College of Law in London.

Prior to undertaking pupillage, Christopher worked in the following roles:

- Duty Adviser at Willesden County Court, defending tenants in possession proceedings.

- Volunteer Adviser at Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties) in London.

- Employment Representative for the Free Representation Unit in London.

- Fee Earner in the litigation department of a national law firm in Bristol, specialising in Consumer Protection cases.

Christopher undertakes work in the following areas:


Christopher has extensive experience in the Crown Court, prosecuting and defending in cases of a serious nature. This includes serious violence, sexual offences, drugs offences, organised crime, conspiracies, high value fraud, and proceeds of crime. He is currently a Grade 3 CPS Panel Advocate. In his defence practice, Christopher has represented a wide range of clients, including young persons, vulnerable adults and professionals.

Cases include:

R v GC (2023) - Defended a Prison Officer who was acquitted of offences of rape and sexual assault.

R v DH (2023) - Defended a youth charged with s18 Grievous Bodily Harm.

R v MW (2023) - Defended a man charged with kidnapping and assault.

R v AS (2023) - Defended a young man charged with supplying Class A drugs.

R v NM (2023) - Prosecuted a man charged with affray and weapon offences, who was convicted after trial.

R v JS (2023) - Prosecuted a man charged with sexual assault and physical assault. A number of convictions were secured.

R v LE (2023) - Successfully defended a man charged with aggravated burglary.

R v AD (2023) - Prosecuted a young man who was convicted of sexual assault.

R v MH and another (2022) - Defended a teaching assistant who was acquitted of ill-treatment of children

R v DTK (2022) - Defended a police employee who was acquitted of sexual assault on a colleague.

R v OB and CE (2022) - Prosecuted two defendants charged with s18 GBH.

R v DJ (2022) - Successfully prosecuted a defendant charged with supplying Class A drugs.


Christopher has developed a varied practice in all aspects of regulatory law. He has represented a number of local authorities in both the Crown Court and Magistrates Court. His experience includes consumer protection, animal welfare and planning law. A sample of his work includes:

- In 2017, Christopher drafted advice to National Trading Standards regarding the legislation and due diligence requirements in the secondary ticketing market.


- Flintshire Trading Standards v Stringfellow and Others (2017) – Instructed by Flintshire Trading Standards as junior prosecution counsel in a conspiracy to defraud concerning a call centre in North Wales.


- Torfaen Trading Standards v Tawfik (2018) – Prosecuted an individual at Newport Crown Court regarding the selling of counterfeit tobacco.


- Camarthenshire County Council v PHI Limited (2018) – Prosecuted a construction company concerning breaches of the Consumer Protection Regulations.


- Monmouthshire County Council v Thomas (2018) – Prosecuted in a planning law case which involved the breach of an enforcement notice.


- Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council v Evans (2018) – Prosecuted a building case involving breaches of the Consumer Protection Regulations.


- Operation Nemo (2019) - Led Junior in a multi-handed call centre fraud conspiracy concerning grant funding in the energy performance industry.


- Operation Weaver (2021) - Prosecuted a multi-handed fraudulent trading case concerning the selling of goods bearing infringing trademarks.


- Carmarthenshire CC v GDW (2022) - Prosecuted a defendant in a case concerning breaching enforcement notices.


- Swansea CC v YK (2023) - Prosecuted a shop owner charged with trademark offences concerning the selling of counterfeit cigarettes.


- Operation IDA (2023) - Led Junior in a multi-handed call centre fraud conspiracy concerning PPI. Convictions secured against all 16 defendants.

Christopher is happy to give talks and training on various aspects of procedure and evidence. Please contact the clerks for specific requirements.


Christopher has been instructed by the City and County of Swansea in Residential Housing Tribunal appeals concerning the revocation of HMO licences.

He has also acted for individuals in hearings before several licensing sub-committees and appeals to the Magistrates Court. This has included taxi and alcohol licence hearings.

Professional Discipline and Inquests

Christopher acts for various professionals, including social workers, nurses and teachers facing disciplinary action before regulatory bodies.


Christopher has also been instructed in inquest work. This included representing a registered nurse at an inquest where there were suggestions of negligence/malpractice.

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Christopher Evans


General Crime

Regulatory Law

Consumer Protection

Planning Law

Animal Welfare


Proceeds of Crime

Professional Discipline



Member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
CPS Advocate Panel, Grade 3

Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law (C Panel).


Benefactors’ Major BPTC Scholarship, Middle Temple

For any enquiries, please contact the clerking team:


Phone: 02920 23 2032

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