Christopher Whelan practises mainly in Employment Law, though he advises on Corporate and Commercial Law and matters relating to the Professions.
Prior to his Call to the Bar, he spent 25 years as an academic lawyer at the Universities of Oxford and Warwick where he taught Labour, Commercial and European Union Law. He now combines practice with his current post at Oxford.
He has around 60 publications in various journals including the Industrial Law Journal and the Modern Law Review. He has written or edited six books on subjects such as small claims courts and professional liability insurance. His most recent book is on the control of creative accounting. He has just completed an article entitled 'Saints or Scriveners', an analysis of the role played by lawyers in the Enron bankruptcy.
He has acted as a consultant to the Dutch and French governments, the Office of Fair Trading, the National Consumer Council and the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia. He is a member of the Industrial Law Society, the Institute for Employment Rights and the International Bar Association.