Christopher Pix is a third six criminal law pupil barrister, based at 3PB’s Winchester and Bournemouth offices, who starts with chambers in April 2021. He is undertaking a criminal pupillage, having already appeared for both prosecution and defence in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court. His cases have covered a wide range of criminal offences, including drug offences, indecent exposure, assault, dangerous driving, burglary, public order offences, and offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act and the Firearms Act.
Christopher undertook pupillage at a leading common law set on the Western Circuit, prior to commencing his third six with 3PB. Before that, he was a County Court advocate, instructed on a wide range of civil matters.
He has also enjoyed a successful career in the charity sector spanning almost twenty years before being called to the bar. This involved visting prisoners in the UK and those facing execution in Luzira, Uganda as well as assisting in an immigration centre, with the British Army in Paderborn, Germany and at Eton College.
Recent criminal law court work includes:
- R v L : Assault occasioning actual bodily harm
- 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
Christopher’s pupil barrister 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
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.
- 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
- Member of Gray's Inn