Christian James-Watkins was born in Newport, South Wales (1993). Whist at school he started volunteering with a national advocacy service for children and young people NYAS, which provided him with the training to be a peer advocate and the opportunity to be involved with a number of varying consultations.
In 2011 Christian was elected Sabbatical Students Union President at Coleg Gwent, representing around 30,000 students within the college and at a national level within the NUS. In 2012 he was elected on to the Democratic Procedures Committee of the NUS, he was also elected onto the Student Parliament of Coleg y Cymoedd whilst studying as an apprentice for British Airways Interior Engineering.
In 2013 he started studying for his undergraduate in Law at Bangor University, this is where his interest in family and media law. Not long after starting his studies NYAS offered the opportunity to be involved in several consultations conducted by Dr Julia Brophy, this lead to presenting findings at the Association of Lawyers for Children’s annual conference and meeting with Sir James Munby [President of the Family Court Division].
Since graduating he is now studying for his LPC and Masters at the University of Law.