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Chris Lane

Chris Lane

MA Jurisprudence (Oxon)

Call 2002

Chris has a common law practice together with a particular focus on property law. As well as general property matters, Chris deals with housing cases such as those involving anti-social behaviour injunctions and public sector possession claims, and acts for housing associations and private landlords as well as tenants in these types of cases. Chris has dealt with many clients with mental health problems and wishes to extend this area of his practice further.

Chris undertakes a large amount of personal injury work in and out of court. Chris also has wide experience in all matters related to contract law, tort, equity and trusts. Chris's experience extends to asylum and immigration law.

Practice Groups
Civil, Immigration & Human Rights, Family

Articles
“Widening the ambit of non-consensual treatment?” (R on the Application of B v Ashworth Hospital Authority) New Law Journal Vol.155, No.7173, page 626;
“The nature of the burden” (R (on the application of DJ) v MHRT and R (on the application of AN) v MHRT) New Law Journal Vol.155, No.7177, page 802;
“Watch this space, but mind the gap” (The Compensation Bill) New Law Journal Vol.155, No.7182, page 978.

Membership of Professional Organisations
PIBA, Lawyers Christian Fellowship, The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.

Appointments
Chris was employed part time as a lecturer in Civil Litigation on the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law in Birmingham from 2007 to 2010. He tutored in civil litigation, advocacy, negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, opinion writing and drafting. Chris still maintains links with the College of Law and frequently attends at practitioners events to give advocacy training to the students as well as judging moots.

Advocacy

Chris takes a keen interest in matters relating to international development and aid. He works with, and fundraises for, an organisation in Uganda called African Hearts to provide shelter and education to street boys in Kampala. He has previousy volunteered for Tearfund and has spoken and fundraised on their behalf at churches and other meetings. Chris is currently involved in trying to grow awareness of the International Justice Mission in the Midlands area and hopes to carry on the work he did for Tearfund with the IJM.