It is with enormous sadness that we announce Chris Humphreys passed away peacefully today.
Chris had as a colleague a rare determination to fight his clients cases with enormous energy and commitment.There was literally no limit to his endeavour to secure justice for his Trade Union clients . With a dry sense of humour , an ever ready comment on the fortunes of Manchester City and strong political views all tempered by great kindness we were truly fortunate to work with such an outstanding Solicitor and person.
Since falling ill Chris fought as tough a battle as one could have with fortitude and courage .Our thoughts are with Helen and his beloved daughters and his whole family.
Chris Humphreys was the Head of the firm’s Trade Union Criminal Defence Team. He qualified as a Solicitor at the College of Law in London.
Before joining PSP Chris was a full-time union official with the shop workers union, USDAW and then worked in the North West and Scotland for the public service union NUPE (later UNISON) before being appointed its Senior London Officer.
He was a member of the South East TUC Regional Executive and a member and Vice Chair of the London Regional Labour Party. For 10 years he chaired an EU-wide union network and sat on a number of Commissions, including one examining pay differentials between the public and private sectors.
In addition to representing individual union members during police investigations and post charge, Chris acted for individuals and groups with other prosecuting bodies including the Health and Safety Executive, the Office of Rail Regulation and the Civil Aviation Authority.