Chris Meiring joined Chambers in 2022 following the completion of his pupillage.
Prior to joining Chambers, Chris studied medicine as an undergraduate at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Imperial College London. He then returned to Cambridge to read for an MPhil, during which he published research on prognostication in intensive care using machine learning, and received the top distinction. He subsequently practised as a junior doctor while undertaking the GDL (Distinction) and Bar course (Outstanding).
Through pupillage and independent practice, Chris has gained experience across the range of chambers practice areas, and accepts instructions in a broad variety of matters. Practice areas in which he is particularly active are listed below; his Clerks would be happy to assist with his recent experience of these and other matters.
Chris regularly accepts instructions in personal injury matters, both fast track and multi-track, for claimant and defendant. His experience includes matters involving road traffic accidents, employers liability, the Highways Act, the Fatal Accidents Act, and the Animals Act.
During his pupillage, Chris sat with Eliot Woolf KC and Will Young where he worked on higher value personal injury matters, gaining experience issues of both liability and quantum in complex injury cases.
Chris regularly accepts instructions in clinical negligence matters, acting for claimants and defendants. He has a busy paperwork practice advising on prospects, drafting pleadings, valuing claims and advising on settlement.
During his pupillage, Chris sat with Eliot Woolf KC and Will Young where he worked on higher value clinical negligence matters, gaining experience issues of both liability and quantum in complex injury cases.
Chris accepts instructions in Court of Protection matters including proceedings related to care, residence and contact; appointment and removal of deputies; deprivation of liberty challenges; medical treatment decisions; and proceedings under sections 16 and 21A Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Recent work includes representing the Local Authority in a contested application for the continued authorisation of deprivation of liberty which proceeded under section 16 Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Chris has a busy employment practice, frequently appearing in the Employment Tribunal on both preliminary matters, and substantive hearings.
He has experience on cases across the range of employment litigation, including discrimination, unfair dismissal, TUPE, employment status, and equal pay.
As a pupil, Chris sat with Jennifer Seaman and Naomi Ling, working across a range of pensions cases, including rectification, discrimination, public sector pensions, maladministration, and SASS litigation.
Since joining Chambers, he accepts instructions as a junior in pensions matters.
Chris regularly accepts instructions (unled) for hearings in the County Court in business and commercial matters, including contractual matters and defending claims brought under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 in respect of payment protection insurance policies.
Funding Circle v Connell and Ferguson (December 2022)
Acted for the Claimant in a successful application for summary judgement against the Defendants in a matter involving a personal guarantee of business loans.
Baz v Vodafone Limited (October 2022)
Successfully resisted the Claimant’s application to set aside an order striking out the Claimant’s Appellant’s notice. Costs of the application and the hearing below awarded to the Defendant on the indemnity basis under CPR 27.14(2)(g).
Further, he has a busy paperwork practice as a junior in large commercial disputes.
During his pupillage, he sat with Michael Uberoi, gaining experience of drafting, procedure and strategy in commercial litigation.
To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)20 7427 4907 or Mark Gardner on +44 (0)20 7427 4909 for a confidential discussion.
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