Christopher Jeyes has specialised in criminal law for over 20 years. He has a broad range of experience, prosecuting and representing defendants charged with the most serious of offences.
He has been instructed in numerous murder cases, drug importation and supply cases, and those involving serious offences of violence, as well as a number of multi-million pound frauds. He has been instructed as leading junior and junior alone. Chris is known for his skill in efficiently dealing with paper heavy and legally complex cases, and those requiring legal argument. Chris is currently a Grade 3 Prosecutor and is Public Access accredited.
Chris’ legal career has encompassed a wide variety of experience, including the most serious of criminal work, high level appellate advocacy, and complex civil work (both private and public law). He has also worked in niches ranging from international corporate disputes, to aviation law and airport safeguarding.
A Senior Scholar of Gray’s Inn, Chris was Called to the Bar in 2005, having graduated in 1997 with First Class Honours in Politics and Modern History at Brunel University, come top of his year with Distinction on the Postgraduate Diploma in Law at Nottingham Trent University in 2003, and achieved a “Very Competent with Outstanding aspects” grade on the Bar Vocational Course. Chris was also the overall Gray’s Inn mooting champion in 2005 and represented the Inn on its mooting tour of US universities.
As well as the civilian courts, Chris has appeared before the Court Martial, and has an interest in military affairs. In his spare time Chris is an instructor in the Army Cadet Force, and recently raised nearly £2,000 for military charities.