Clerk Details

Overview

Christopher Pix is a criminal law barrister based at 3PB’s Winchester and Bournemouth offices. His busy caseload covers both prosecution and defence work. In the past year alone, his work has covered a wide range of criminal offences, including robbery offences, kidnapping, blackmail, drug offences, sexual assault (including of children), indecent exposure, assault (including s18 and s20 offences), assaults against emergency workers, burglary (both dwelling and non-dwelling), public order offences, bladed article offences, offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act and the Firearms Act.

Christopher had experience in the County and Family Courts before establishing a practice at the Criminal Bar.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Christopher enjoyed a successful career in the charity sector. This involved visiting prisoners in the UK and those facing execution in Luzira, Uganda as well as assisting in an immigration centre, working with the British Army in Paderborn, Germany and at Eton College.

Recent criminal law court work includes:

  • R v C: Successfully defended client charged with armed robbery and attempted armed robbery
  • R v L: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm
  • R v M: Kidnapping
  • R v M: Blackmail
  • R v S: Sexual assault on under 13 year old
  • R v S: Sexual assault
  • R v C: GBH s20
  • R v S: GBH s18
  • R v Ks: Domestic assault where one of the complainants was a 13 year old
  • R v R: Immediate custodial sentence suspended following mitigation on the defendant’s behalf
  • R v L: Indecent exposure
  • R v D: Drug offences, including both possession and intent to supply
  • R v B: Dog restored to owner after nearly 12 months and immediate destruction order replaced with a contingency destruction order
  • R v S: Matter under the Firearms Act
  • R v D: Bladed article case.

Motoring Offences

Christopher’s practice covers the full range of motoring law offences, from dangerous driving to lower level offences, including advancing special reasons and exceptional hardship arguments. Examples include:

  • R v S: Dangerous driving matter at Winchester Crown Court
  • R v R: Driving whilst disqualified, fail to provide a specimen, no insurance, driving without due care and attention
  • R v N: Speeding at 114 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Military/Court Martials

Christopher accepts instructions in military disciplinary proceedings. Having at one stage considered a career as an army chaplain, he has the ability to understand serving personnel.

  • R v S : s18 GBH assault, after mitigation received a very light sentence
  • R v C : Desertion, after mitigation received a Service Community Order, when expecting an immediate custodial sentence.

Academic qualifications

  • Masters, Theology, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Diploma, Theology, University of Cambridge
  • BA (Hons), Theology & Philosophy, Kings College, University of London

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • BPTC (Very Competent), City University of London
  • GDL (Commendation), BPP University

Professional bodies

  • Member of Gray's Inn