Christopher maintains a civil litigation practice with a focus on municipal law, health law, insurance defence, and commercial litigation. Christopher has extensive experience advising clients on matters relating to:
- Negligence claims against municipalities, development and real property disputes, and expropriation matters.
- Defending insurers in claims for personal injury (motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls) and property damage (oil tank spills, fire loss, flood loss, and sewer backups).
- Subrogated claims by insurers to recover damages from the uninsured defendant.
- Negligence claims against healthcare organizations and their employees.
Christopher has been involved in the following engagements:
- Counsel for an insurance company in the decision of Power v White, 2022 NLSC 20, resulting in a damages award of $500,000.00 against the uninsured motorist.
- Co-counsel for the successful defendant in Walsh v. TRA Company Limited et al, 2022 NLSC 6. The litigation involved a multi-million dollar claim against a national grocery store arising from a disputed supply arrangement. The court dismissed all claims against the defendants.
- Counsel for the successful respondent in Campbell v. North West River (Town), 2021 NLSC 47, involving an application to extend the time for the resident to appeal a previous dismissal of her claim against the municipality. The application was dismissed in its entirety.
- Obtaining judgment and successfully recovering a debt of approximately $60,000.00 from an individual residing outside North America.
Christopher has appeared at the various levels of courts and tribunals in Newfoundland and Labrador.