Christine’s experience in Court of Protection matters dates back to 2007 when she began working for Cambridgeshire County Council in their Adult Safeguarding Team. Christine moved to a regional law firm in 2013, taking up the post of Head of Court of Protection before joining Barr Ellison Solicitors in 2016.
Christine has broad experience of the Mental Capacity Act and its implications for Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Matters, and also understands the interplay with state benefits, care fees and future planning for clients. With excellent client care skills, Christine is entirely focused on ensuring the best possible outcome.
Christine studied Law and Criminal Justice at DeMontfort University, Leicester, and also completed her Legal Practice Course there in 2007. Whilst at the Council, Christine assisted in developing and implementing many policies and procedures to ensure that that Council was compliant with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Christine’s role also involved the development of policies and procedures for Northamptonshire County Council and Hertfordshire County Council.
Christine has trained numerous doctors and social workers on issues surrounding the Mental Capacity Act in relation to the legal implications of lack of capacity. Christine qualified as a solicitor in August 2015.