Christine mediates a wide range of civil and commercial claims of all sizes and has particular experience mediating commercial and contract claims, property, construction, landlord and tenant, employment, workplace and sports disputes.
She trained with the ADR Group and was accredited by them as a civil and commercial mediator in 2009. With a legal and commercial background, she 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 when required.
Christine is able to mediate remotely, online by video and telephone, as an alternative to face-to-face mediation.
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 Hewitsons from 2015 to 2019, she was previously a partner in Moorhead James, a 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”