Professional career to date
Christopher Parker is a Barrister with over 25 years experience, having been called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1984. After pupillage and ‘squatting’ in Chambers he worked within the firm Chattertons, Solicitors, in Lincolnshire from 1987 to 1997, then within the Trusts & Estates Department of Halliwells LLP in Manchester from 1998 to 2006 and most recently with Lane-Smith & Shindler LLP, Solicitors and Trust & Estate Practitioners, from 2006 to 2011.
General heads of practice
Mainly though not exclusively non-contentious work: all aspects of advising and drafting on general chancery work including construction of trusts, wills and charities with related questions of administration, real and personal property, partnerships, companies, landlord and tenant. Contentious work: advising and preparing chancery cases for litigation up to and including the hearing. Limited use of rights of audience - as appropriate instructing or briefing external Counsel.
Publications and teaching
Christopher Parker (jointly with Geoffrey Shindler) is also the author of the chapter on Categories of Trust in Tolley's Administration of Trusts. He wrote the chapter on the joint ownership of chattels, stocks and shares, bank and building society accounts in Tottel's Practitioner's Guide to Joint Property and writes casenotes for the Wills & Trusts Law Reports as well as occasional articles and talks on various trust and estate issues for publications and lectures sponsored by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.