Christopher Carr QC, a barrister at One Essex Court, died on 2 March. Carr, 62, was a legal academic in both Canada and England before being called to the bar in London in 1975. He was awarded silk in 1983 after just eight years as a barrister. He was known in recent years for his work on the Sumitomo litigation, which catapulted him into the bar’s top earners and saw him net more than £2m in a year. One Essex Court head of chambers LordAnthony Grabiner said: “He was, in every way, an engaging and charming person: clever, apparently relaxed and a good friend. Solicitors and their clients loved him because of his sense of calm and his willingness to grapple with and bring a solution to their often intractable problems.” Carr is survived by his wife, Valerie, and three children.