Christine trained with the ADR Group and was accredited by them as a civil and commercial mediator in 2009. A solicitor by training, she is able quickly to master the details of complex cases and understand the legal issues involved in a dispute. She is pragmatic and down to earth in her approach and able to win the confidence of the parties and put them at their ease. She mediates a wide range of civil and commercial claims of all sizes, and has particular experience of contract claims, property, construction, landlord and tenant and sport disputes.
Having qualified as a solicitor in 1985, Christine has many years’ experience as a commercial litigator and employment lawyer. She also has a particular interest in sports law and has served as a Judicial Officer for the RFU, hearing anti-doping cases and appeals. She is currently a partner in Hewitsons LLP and was previously joint managing partner of Moorhead James LLP, a firm she co-founded in 1992. She has been a trustee of a national charity and a non-executive director of a national governing body of sport. She is a governor of an independent school and works alongside her colleagues in the Charities and Education team, advising schools and colleges on legal and governance issues.
Her professional experience includes:
- Sport disputes
- Contract claims
- Property and construction disputes
- Landlord and tenant
- Professional negligence
- Partnership disputes
“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”