Chris particularly enjoys dealing with complex probate issues and has handled several multi million pound estates in addition to more modest ones. He specialises in meeting the needs of elderly clients who often have complex legal requirements.

His expertise enables him to advise on lifetime and post death inheritance tax saving schemes, frequently saving clients substantial sums of money. Chris also has extensive experience of contesting and defending wills, acting not only for claimants against estates but also for executors and administrators of estates facing such claims.

Chris has practised in the Tyneside area throughout his career and advises numerous businesses on all aspects of commercial law, particularly in relation to land and property matters and debt recovery. Many of his clients run successful small to medium-sized family businesses which regularly require urgent advice on a wide variety of commercial issues. Chris prides himself upon offering his clients a personal and individual approach, taking time to appreciate the nature of their business and learn how it operates in practise.