Chris Noon graduated from King's College London in 2000 with a degree in religious studies and then completed a PGCE at Durham University before teaching A-level and GCSE religious education.
Doing jury duty at Newcastle Crown Court reminded Chris that he wanted to be a lawyer. He left teaching and completed his CPE and LPC at Northumbria University.
Chris worked as a legal clerk at a small high street firm in Hartlepool that practised criminal, housing and family law.
Here, Chris had the opportunity to practise prison law and, after completing his training contract, Chris moved to Chivers Solicitors specialising in prison law.
He is a member of Tees Valley Law Society for Durham and became the society's president in 2019.
After working as a lecturer at Teesside University, and running the student law clinic, he is now the university's director of clinical education.
Area of practice
Crime; education; family; human rights; private client – probate; private client – wills