Christian was born in Newcastle and brought up in Dipton, County Durham and Northumberland. He attained his LLB(Hons) from Northumbria University.
Christian qualified as a Solicitor and was admitted to the roll in 1996. On qualification he was employed at Swinburne & Jackson in Gateshead from 1996 – 2013 and was the Firm’s Managing Partner from 2004 - 2012. Starting as a General Practitioner he undertook Civil litigation work for many years before specialising in Private Client work including Property and Landed Estates work and looking after the needs of individuals in relation to the Preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Deputyships, Tax Planning and the Administration of Affairs and Estates. He is an accredited member of Solicitors For The Elderly.
In 2014 Christian joined Mulcahy Smith, Gateshead as a Consultant Solicitor dealing with Property matters and he continues in his Property practice there.
He joined Major Family Law as a Consultant Solicitor in 2017 specialising in Private Client work for the firm.
Christian is a Fully Accredited Member of Solicitors for The Elderly and is a Trustee of various Trusts and Charitable Organisations including Journey, Genesis, Newcastle City Centre Chaplaincy, the DLI Trustees and the Friends of Ushaw.
Christian is married with three children and when he is not looking after his client’s needs he looks after those of his family as well as his pigs, chickens and peacocks.