Christopher Gardner
  • Christopher Gardner

  • Trainee Solicitor


2:1 MLaw (exempting) 2014

Legal Qualifications:

Law A-Level

Career History:

Graduate Project Manager, BAE Systems, 2014 - 2016

Paralegal, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2016 - Present

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Oddly, a butcher! I most likely stand alone in that, but at the time it seemed like a pretty solid career path.

Why law as a career?

It's the everyday challenge for me. Throughout my entire education, studying law was the one thing that properly stimulated me, and the opportunity to do that daily was something I couldn't ignore. I like to push myself as much as I can in everything I do.

What one thing could you not live without?

Another fairly obvious one, but my family without a doubt.

Hobbies and Interests:

Uninterestingly, my main hobbies and interests revolve around sports. I've played football regularly from a young age, sadly, this lent itself to being a Sunderland fan (any others will know the heartache). 

Now I thoroughly enjoy squash and I'm looking to pick up golf. Away from sports, I've recently signed up to 'Italian for beginners' in the hope of one day being fluent.