Christopher Rank is a Family Law specialist and adopts a professional but robust approach to all aspects of his work. He is popular with both professional and lay clients and is known for his meticulous preparation and excellent client care skills. He has appeared at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal.
Christopher joined St Philips Chambers in 2016, having previously practised from Birmingham Chambers.
Christopher acts on behalf of local authorities, parents, children and other family members and is frequently instructed in cases involving serious and complex injuries to children. Such matters have included:
Christopher has a particular interest in cases involving complex medical evidence. He has appeared in many adoption cases where there are competing arguments for the child to be brought up within the birth family.
A Local Authority v Mother & Ors  EWFC 172
Re A and B (Children) (Deaf Parent – Assessment and Practice)  EWFC 10
Re AV (a Child) (Expert Report)  EWCA Civ 346
Christopher has extensive experience of representing parents and children in private law disputes. He has been instructed to act in intractable disputes and complex cases involving domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape. He has also been involved in a number of cases concerning removal from the jurisdiction. He regularly represents the Guardian ad Litem instructed by CAFCASS.
Christopher is often instructed in the more serious cases involving complex factual disputes and where there is independent expert evidence of a psychological and psychiatric nature.