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Christi joined chambers in 2015.  She has a practical, commercial and client focused background, having previously worked in both the advice and IT sectors.  Christi brings a conscientious, thorough and well prepared approach to her advocacy.  She also sits part time as a Disability Member in the First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber).

Family Law

Christi has appeared on behalf of the Metropolitan police, local authorities, parents and guardians in public family law proceedings in the Family and High Courts. 

Significant work includes:

  • Appearing for the guardian of a child with significant psychological needs at the contested final hearing of an application to set aside a placement order and re-assess a mother with learning difficulties in light of her having ended her relationship with her abusive partner.
  • Acting for local authorities, parents, grandparents and guardians in care proceedings including cases where serious allegations of sexual abuse have been made against parents.
  • Application to vary a secure accommodation order.
  • Successfully obtaining an application for an injunction under the inherent jurisdiction to restrain parents from posting confidential information about the child on public websites.
  • An application under the inherent jurisdiction to provide for vaccination of a child in the absence of parental consent.

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Selected cases

  • Podlasiak v Edinburgh Woollen Mill ET/2701291/13

Areas of Expertise

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Professional memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Property Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association


  • Bar Professional Training Course, Nottingham Law School
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), Oxford Brookes University
  • BA (Hons) Mathematics, University of Durham

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