Christopher Pask

  • Year of Call 2013

Instruct Christopher

Introduction

Introduction

Christopher focuses on commercial law, with an emphasis on commercial litigation but also including property and insolvency. He also has experience in cases involving insurance litigation, including aviation insurance.

Christopher provides advice and drafting services and is noted for his thorough preparation and practical advice. He is regularly instructed in trials, all manner of interim applications, CMCs and appeals. He appears regularly in the County Court and High Court. 

Areas of work undertaken include: 

  • contractual and general commercial disputes for both claimants and defendants 
  • interim applications and applications for injunctive relief. 
  • supply of good and services 
  • sub-contractor disputes 
  • insurance 
  • debt
  • injunctive relief
  • general bankruptcy and insolvency matters. 

Prior to coming to the Bar, Christopher worked in-house at a national firm of solicitors, predominantly handling personal injury claims and road traffic claims with personal injury elements. He continues to take on personal injury cases, including public and employer’s liability, health and safety, general negligence and road traffic work.

Since April 2016, Christopher has been a member of the Treasury Solicitors ‘Baby Barrister’ panel (now “Junior Junior” panel). Before this, he was seconded to HMRC’s in-house Personal Injury Team.

Property

Property

Christopher provides advice and drafting services and is noted for his thorough preparation and practical advice. He is regularly instructed in trials, all manner of interim applications, CMCs and appeals. He appears regularly in the County Court and High Court. 

Areas of work undertaken include: 

  • all manner of landlord and tenant matters including, possession claims, disrepair issues, harassment, breach of covenant
  • commercial property issues including lease extension and rent review.

Insolvency

Insolvency

Christopher provides advice and drafting services and is noted for his thorough preparation and practical advice. He is regularly instructed in trials, all manner of interim applications, CMCs and appeals. He appears regularly in the County Court and High Court. 

Areas of work undertaken include: 

  • winding up petitions
  • statutory demands
  • validation orders

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

General commercial

  • Junior counsel in an eight-day high court trial involving issues of contractual construction and the presence of strict obligations, contractual negligence and public policy. 
  • Advising one of the UK’s largest insurers on a significant coverage dispute.
  • Instructed as part of the disclosure team in the Mau Mau Kenyan Emergency Litigation in the High Court. 
  • Instructed as part of the disclosure team on a major piece of commercial litigation brought against DEFRA. 
  • Instructed on an application for a freezing injunction in the Chancery Division of the High Court. 
  • Currently instructed (as sole counsel) for the claimant in a professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors.

ARB v Hammersmith v R [2017] EWHC 2438 (QB)
Contractual claim for the damages of bringing up a healthy child involving issues of contractual negligence, contractual warranty and public policy issues against an IVF clinic. 

AG v XYZ
Instructed as part of a team in a multi-million pound claim brought against a national newspaper involving allegations of conspiracy and other economic torts.

VM v G
Negligence claim against the Claimant’s former solicitors arising out of their conduct of a conveyancing transaction. 

Property

X v Y 
Sole counsel in High Court Injunction application involving unlawful eviction issues and alleged torts of conversion. 

S v J 
Acting for the claimant landlord in a matter involving rent arrears, disputed terms of the tenancy agreement, harassment and disrepair. 

Testimonials

Testimonials

“Christopher has an incredibly skilful and innovative approach to legal issues which goes beyond his years. The feedback I receive from our clients is always positive and that he is very approachable. A real name for the future”. – Instructing solicitor. 

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

Basil Neild Prize

Christopher teaches various areas of law, including contract, equity and trusts and tort, at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He also presents workshops in schools.

Qualifications

Qualifications

BA

Direct Access

Direct Access

Christopher is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Edward on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at clerks@33bedfordrow.co.uk.