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Chris Hopkins

Chris became a barrister following a period of service in HM armed forces. Starting in general crime, he has specialised in coronial law and inquests work since 2008 when he started a period of seven years working as in-house counsel. This included over four years in the market leading health and safety team at an international law firm where he represented some of the world’s largest construction and manufacturing companies.


Chris regularly represents families, employers and individuals who find themselves involved in inquest proceedings as witnesses or other interested persons. For nearly all it is their first experience of such proceedings and Chris is on hand to ably guide them through. Chris's corporate clients frequently come from the construction, manufacturing, care and education sectors. He has also represented local authorities and bereaved families.


Chris has a commercial focus within this sensitive area of work whilst also being good with clients helping them to understand the key issues. He is also a good team player working well with solicitors, expert witnesses and clients.

Chris is on the List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law and has represented both the HSE and CQC in recent years.


What people say about Chris:


"Very good course did clarify some issues/queries that I had when attending coroners courtin the past. Chris was knowledgeable on the subject of Coroners Court and gave a goodsynopsis on how to present yourself at Court and how to construct the witness statement. Chris gave some very useful hints and tips for professionals who may find themselves in a Coroners Court."


"Excellent presentation, really informative and good insight into Coroner's process andinvolvement. Good information on the legal framework"


"Chris is a very knowledgeable trainer who was able to answer all questions asked. I will 100% recommend this training to other colleagues in my team."


"Thank you for delivering fantastic training which had a great balance between practical and theory."