Chris' aim when working with clients is to remove any extraneous issues and focus solely on what is important to achieve the client's intended outcome. He applies critical thinking skills learned through litigation, non-contentious work and legal article writing to work towards this.
Chris has a broad range of experience, across both contentious and non-contentious areas of law in a wide number of sectors (including automotive, food and drink, manufacturing and engineering, retail, technology and music law). Working on numerous cases at all stages of litigation and levels (IPEC, High Court, Court of Appeal) has allowed him to develop the necessary skills to evaluate a client's issue and provide effective advice.
England & Wales
Chris has mentored students at BPP law school (student mentoring scheme).
He works as a mental health first aider at HGF (Leeds office).
In terms of pro bono work, Chris regularly provides free legal advice work in the Leeds community. Recent work includes;
HGF is sponsoring Luxury Law Summit Europe this year which is being held on 22nd September 2021 in London. The event will bring together General Counsel and business figures from …Event details
What is the Internet of Things? Among the various lockdown viewing options offered by Netflix is a series of animated short stories called “Love, Death and Robots”, which span a …Read article
In the past 6 months a number of very interesting decisions were handed down by different European courts and IP offices which we would like to draw your attention to. …Read article
Recently, there has been news in the press that an international skin care company was suspected of copying ideas regarding personalised cosmetics from a young startup it held talks with …Read article
Earlier this year we looked at M&S v Aldi in the Caterpillar wars, and the case at the moment is Oatly v Glebe Farms. In an [Oat]shell: Swedish drinks firm …Read article
BareMinerals v BareFace Minerals – case O/060/21 (January 2021) In March 2020, Shiseido Americas Corporation (“SAC”) filed an application to invalidate UK registration No. 3114196 “BareFace Minerals” in the name …Read article
Between 2014 and 2019 Banksy applied and registered 14 European Union trade marks for some of his most famous artworks. However, over the last 2 years several of these registrations …Read article
WIPR is holding a webinar on 8th September at 4pm (BST)/11am ET, where HGF Partner Lee Curtis and Trade Mark Director Rebecca Field will present on ‘A little less ordinary: the …Event details
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