Chris Clayton - Solicitor Advocate
A qualified Solicitor Advocate, Chris has the same rights of audience in court as barrister and can represent clients in a wide range of civil proceedings in all courts including the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He is an experienced Commercial Dispute Resolution Solicitor and can help resolve issues as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.
Chris qualified as a solicitor in 2016, having studied history at Hull University before completing a graduate diploma in law and his LPC at the University of Law in York. He gets great satisfaction from helping clients resolve issues and likes the fact his everyday caseload brings different challenges.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I live with my fiancé Rachel and our young son, Reuben, and we're very busy planning our wedding for September 2023. Playing and taking Reuben for a walk in his pram takes up quite a lot of my free time, but I also enjoy being outside in the garden. I recently invested in a greenhouse to grow herbs. I’m also growing pumpkins for Reuben and cucamelons are amongst the more unusual things growing in there at the moment. I am also a Grade 6 pianist and like to play a mix of classical pieces as well as modern pop rearrangements.
What music do you like – any specific genre or artists?
I do like an eclectic mix of music, and in recent years I’ve started listening to a lot more pop, but my go-to artists are probably older stuff like Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Status Quo.
What’s your favourite food?
Rachel and myself are ‘foodies’ and we do enjoy treating ourselves to a fine dining experience from time to time. I also love anything Italian, Indian food and in recent years I’ve been getting into Sushi.
What film or boxset would you recommend to others?
I don’t really have a favourite programme as such, but when I get time to sit down in front of the TV, I like to watch true crime documentaries or dramas.
Do you have a favourite book and why?
I usually opt for anything by the American author Don Winslow and would definitely recommend The Cartel Trilogy, a series about an ongoing drugs war in Mexico.
What are your pet hates?
I often do a lot of travelling to hearings by train and I get annoyed by people who chew loudly or eat strong-smelling food.
How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
Personable, Helpful, Reliable, Dependable and Knowledgeable.