Christopher Hancock QC was educated at Trinity College Cambridge and Harvard Law School. He was called to the Bar in 1983, became a tenant at what was then 3 Essex Court (now 20 Essex Street) in 1985, and took silk in 2000. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2004, and a deputy high court judge in 2008.
He has appeared before Courts at all levels, including the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords and Privy Council. He is a CEDR accredited mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is the former Chairman of COMBAR, having been vice chairman between 2007 and 2009, and is a member of the BMLA (having sat on its Carriage of Goods by Sea Committee for many years) and a supporting member of the LMAA.