Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and first made partner at a large criminal practice by the age of 28. He was then recruited to join Spiro Grech Solicitors as a partner and helped found Grech Gooden Solicitors where he remains as a director. The company has now become one of the largest and most successful criminal practices in Wales.
Christian has undertaken preparation of cases and managed them through all stages of criminal proceedings from the police station through to the Court of Appeal. He also assisted in successfully referring a case to the Court of Appeal from the Criminal Cases Review Commission leading the Court of Appeal to quash a conviction for murder, posthumously pardoning the defendant.
Christian has case managed many high profile cases that have had significant media attention including two of the largest murder investigations in the country. He has also successfully represented many high profile individuals including celebrities from the world of television, radio and pop music to international sportsmen and sportswomen.
He has a wealth of experience in other areas of major crime including complex 'white collar' and serious fraud. To that end he was appointed a member of the Very High Cost Case panel by the Legal Aid Agency. Only lawyers with particular expertise can be accredited by the panel to do large and complex fraud and drug cases.
He has a vast amount experience in other areas of criminal law, in particular road traffic offences and has successfully argued that clients convicted of drink driving offences should not be disqualified from driving through successful legal argument that there were special reasons not to disqualify them.
Christian has also dealt with very high profile drug cases involving millions of pounds worth of drugs and laundered money. These cases often led to very large complicated Proceeds of Crime Act applications successfully defended at the crown court.
Through his reputation he has built up a network of links with large commercial and corporate solicitor firms who trust his expertise and advice in dealing with their clients on criminal and potential criminal issues. He also provides legal advice and assistance to one of the largest football clubs in the country.