Christine is a full-time professional mediator. She mediates commercial and sport disputes, as well as employment and workplace disputes. She also has experience mediating property and landlord and tenant disputes.
She has been accredited with the ADR Group as a civil and commercial mediator since 2009 and has trained with the London School of Mediation as a workplace and employment mediator, and also with the Centre for Peaceful Solutions as a Dialogue Road Map Mediator and Facilitator. Christine is a CMC Registered Mediator.
With a legal and commercial background, Christine is able quickly to master the detail of complex cases and the issues involved in a dispute while also bringing pragmatism and commercial acumen to the mediation. She also possesses the analytical skills and understanding to challenge robustly if required. She is passionate about the benefits mediation can bring to the parties and works with HR teams to help resolve disputes within the workplace and also within sports organisations.
Having qualified as a solicitor in 1985, Christine has many years’ experience resolving commercial and employment disputes and of working as a lawyer for clients in the sport sector. She has been a judicial officer for the RFU, hearing anti-doping cases and appeals, and a non-executive director of the governing body of an Olympic sport. A partner in a national firm from 2015 to 2019, she was previously a partner in a City firm she co-founded in 1992. She is a governor of an independent day and boarding school and the trustee of a charitable foundation.
Christine’s professional experience includes:
- Sports disputes and anti-doping
- Employment and workplace
- Discrimination and harassment
- Contractual disputes, including high value and commercial
- Property and landlord and tenant disputes
- Building and construction
- Professional negligence
- Partnership disputes
- Family trusts, wills and probate
“Thank you for all your help; you made everyone in the room feel at ease and comfortable with the proceedings”
“Without you acting as a catalyst we would never have got to the point of agreement”
“I found the whole process logical and well managed”
“An excellent mediator”
“Approachable but plain speaking”
“Struck a good balance between being impartial but also steering the parties as to the possible areas of risk”
“Excellent value for money”