Cited by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a leader in her field, Christine conducts the most serious and complex criminal cases instructed for both the defence and the prosecution. Christine’s practice covers the full range of criminal work and she has very considerable experience in relation to allegations involving murder, manslaughter armed robbery, drug importations, kidnap and serious sexual offences.
She has developed specialist expertise in relation to trials involving young offenders charged with all types of serious criminal offences.
Christine has been instructed in a number of “baby-shaking” and infant non-accidental injury cases, which have involved extensive cross-examination of medical professionals, and dealing with expert medical evidence before juries.
Christine is also regularly instructed in all types of fraud cases. She has represented defendants concerned in multimillion pound MTIC frauds. She also has significant experience of complex money laundering trials from simple cash to gold bullion and currency exchanges. She represented the only defendant to be acquitted in the first prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office under the Bribery Act.
She has a reputation as being an extremely hard working and able defence advocate who is exceptionally good with clients and achieves acquittals in the most difficult of circumstances. She is often first choice defence counsel for firms with private clients who demand an incisive and empathic advocate who can instill real confidence in her client.
Christine is a Grade 4 Prosecution Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service.
In addition to undertaking general crime work, Christine also prosecutes extensively for the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency. Christine has been appointed to the A list for Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law and has prosecuted several fatality cases requiring detailed specialist knowledge. She also has considerable experience of coroners’ inquests.
Christine is authorised to accept instructions from members of the public in certain circumstances.
She also appears before Police Disciplinary and Appeal Tribunals.