Christopher has a degree in Politics and Law from the University of Southampton and a Masters in Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1998 and has specialised in immigration and asylum law ever since.
Having worked in London for a number of years, Christopher moved to Yorkshire in 2001. He headed the Immigration Team at Parker Rhodes before establishing Cole & Yousaf Solicitors in 2007.
Christopher specialises in complex asylum and human rights cases, although he has extensive experience across the whole spectrum of immigration law. He is accredited at the highest level of the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme – Immigration Law Advanced. He has been recognised as a Leading Individual in immigration law by the Chambers UK directory for a number of years having been praised for his 'sharp intellect and inspiring level of knowledge and commitment' and is also recommended in the Legal 500.
Christopher is Chair of the Law Society’s Immigration Law Committee and co-convenor of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association’s Yorkshire & the North East Sub-committee.