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Christi Scarborough

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email christi.scarborough@42br.com

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Introduction

Christi joined chambers in 2015 and has a broad practice including tribunal, county court and high court matters. She also sits part time as a Disability Member in the First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber). Before her call to the Bar, Christi worked within Citizens’ Advice Bureaux, from which she brings a highly practical, client focused approach to advocacy. Her experience includes:

Commercial

Drafting claims and defences relating to breach of contract. Procedural litigation. Drafting terms and conditions for use on e-commerce websites.

Employment

Employment tribunal representation. Contract drafting in respect of the provision of professional services.

Family Law

Acting in matrimonial finance, and private and public law children’s and domestic violence related proceedings including appearing for the Metropolitan Police in relation to cross-disclosure between civil and criminal proceedings.

Insolvency

Court appearances in personal and commercial insolvency matters including urgent instructions.

Personal injury and Clinical Negligence

Small claim and fast track advocacy. Drafting advice on causation, quantum and liability including schedules of loss.

Property Law

Regular court appearances in private and social landlord possession hearings, and experience of trespass, disrepair, public law and Equality Act issues.

Family

Christi has represented clients in matrimonial finance disputes, contact and residence disputes, leave to remove applications, non-molestation and occupation orders and public law family matters. She has appeared for the Metropolitan Police in respect of disclosure between family and criminal proceedings. In pupillage she gained extensive experience in public law children matters with her supervisor, Philip McCormack, and she assisted Francesca Conn in successfully ensuring a vulnerable deaf father had his daughter returned to his care along with the necessary package of support in place to care for his daughter.

Family Finance and Private Law

Christi has court experience in respect of matrimonial finance disputes, leave to remove applications, non-molestation and occupation orders and contact and residence disputes.

Public Access

Christi is authorised to accept direct access instructions from members of the public.

Christi joined chambers in 2015 and has a broad practice including tribunal, county court and high court matters. She also sits part time as a Disability Member in the First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber). Before her call to the Bar, Christi worked within Citizens’ Advice Bureaux, from which she brings a highly practical, client focused approach to advocacy. Her experience includes:

Commercial

  • Drafting claims and defences relating to breach of contract. Procedural litigation. Drafting terms and conditions for use on e-commerce websites.

Employment

  • Employment tribunal representation. Contract drafting in respect of the provision of professional services.

Family Law

  • Acting in matrimonial finance, and private and public law children’s and domestic violence related proceedings including appearing for the Metropolitan Police in relation to cross-disclosure between civil and criminal proceedings.

Insolvency

  • Court appearances in personal and commercial insolvency matters including urgent instructions.

Personal injury and Clinical Negligence

  • Small claim and fast track advocacy. Drafting advice on causation, quantum and liability including schedules of loss.

Property Law

  • Regular court appearances in private and social landlord possession hearings, and experience of trespass, disrepair, public law and Equality Act issues.

Accreditations

  • “Calm and copes under pressure, and vitally, is very responsive to our clients’ needs.”

Professional memberships

  • Property Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association

Education

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

Selected cases

  • Podlasiak v Edinburgh Woollen Mill ET/2701291/13

Scholarships and Awards

  • Grey’s Inn BPTC scholarship
  • Hebe-Plunkett Award
  • Semi-finalist, Grey’s Inn Mooting Competition 2012
  • Third Place, Ropewalk Mooting Competition 2012

Public Law

Christi assisted Scott Matthewson in drafting grounds of resistance in relation to a prison law claim, and drafted advice and written submissions for Matthew Feldman in respect of a local authority homelessness decision judicial review while undertaking pupillage.

Accreditations

  • “Calm and copes under pressure, and vitally, is very responsive to our clients’ needs.”

Professional memberships

  • Property Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association

Selected cases

  • Podlasiak v Edinburgh Woollen Mill ET/2701291/13

Selected cases

  • Contributor to BLACKSTONE’S CIVIL PRACTICE published by Oxford University Press
  • Contributor to BAR VOCATIONAL COURSE ADVOCACY MANUAL published by Oxford University Press
  • Former contributor for CURRENT LAW published by Sweet & Maxwell

Scholarships and Awards

  • Grey’s Inn BPTC scholarship
  • Hebe-Plunkett Award
  • Semi-finalist, Grey’s Inn Mooting Competition 2012
  • Third Place, Ropewalk Mooting Competition 2012

Education

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

News & events

News & events

Housing Law Bulletin: Banning Orders and the Housing and Planning Act 2016

In this Bulletin, Christi Scarborough discusses banning orders: what are they? When would one be used? What are their consequences? Banning Orders – what are they and how do they work? Christi Scarborough looks at new powers available to Local Authorities from 6 April 2018, and the circumstances under which private landlords or letting and

1st May 2018 Read more

Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation

Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation During April and May 2017, we ran a 2-part workshop in Chambers exploring the law and procedure on dealing with mental health issues in housing cases. This Bulletin is intended as a follow-up note for those of you who attended, and as a general practice note for those of

30th May 2017 Read more