Chris was a solicitor and family friend of the Websters. Following the release of John Stape - who had been imprisoned for the kidnap of the Websters' eldest daughter Rosie, and angry that Stape had moved into 5 Coronation Street with his new wife Fiz right on their doorstep, Kevin Webster went to Chris's office for advice only to be told that there was little chance of getting an injunction against him.

Making out that he had a friend that had recently embarked on an affair, Kevin seized the opportunity to ask Chris "off the record" as to what would happen if he were to divorce his wife. Having guessed that Kevin was in reality referring to himself, Chris advised him that as well as being an idiot he would have to sell the family home and that Sally would also have claim to half of the business.