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Miss Christine Bispham

Call: 1991 Lincoln's Inn

Hardwick Entrance Scholarship: Lincoln's Inn Shelford Scholarship: Lincoln's Inn Pre-pupillage bursary

Appointment: Recorder 2009

Practice Areas


  • Public law child cases
  • Private Law child cases
  • Acting on behalf of Local Authorities/ Parents & children/guardians
  • Domestic violence; injunctions /committal
  • Adoption
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims relating to family cases
  • Child Abduction
  • Family Law Seminars via Chambers, Northern Circuit, BGWS and CLT

"Experienced in public and private law children cases" (Legal 500 2016) Ranked: Tier 1

"Particularly knowledgeable on family-related injuries" (Legal 500 2015) Ranked: tier 1

Books & Articles

  • Co- Author with Margaret De Haas QC of ' Domestic Injunctions' (2nd Edititon, Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Contributor to Butterworth's Personal Injury Litigation Service (Div X1, Case digest, Butterworths).
  • Editor of "In Brief", Journal of the Northern Circuit 2011 -2014

Appointed a Recorder in 2009

Areas of Practice

Professional History

  • Junior of the Northern Circuit 1993 -1994
  • Elected member of The Bar Council 1997 -2005
  • Bar Council Northern Circuit Representative 2006 -2009
  • Secretary of the Northern Circuit 2006 -2009
  • Member of the Northern Circuit pupillage monitoring panel and the executive committee.
  • Member of the FLBA
  • Member of the Northern Circuit Advocacy Training Panel
  • Secretary of the UKAWJ 2015 -


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