Christopher Stoakes writes books that help students and young professionals with their careers. His books on the financial markets (Know The City), how business works (Commercial Awareness) and effective business writing (Get To The Point) help students prepare for interviews and young professionals to hit the ground running and impress their supervisors. For students wondering whether to read law at university and pursue a career as a lawyer, Chris's book Is Law For You? is an invaluable guide to what the law is really like and what makes a successful lawyer. Readers say that they value his ability to make complex subjects simple and his entertaining style.
Chris has had a wide-ranging career. He has been a financial journalist and editor, a tutor on an MBA, a marketing director, a City lawyer and a partner in a City law firm, and has held a number of roles ranging across legal training, knowledge management and project management in a top ten global law firm. Chris has also run his own business and worked as a management consultant. He is also an award-wining poet.