1998, Middle Temple
Family Law Bar Association
Christina Chinnock was called to the Bar as a Mature student and has developed a busy practice in the area of Family Law with experience at all levels up to and including The Court of Appeal.
Her practice includes all areas of Child Law both in Public and Private Law proceedings as well as Adoption and Child Abduction cases.
Miss Chinnock also deals with financial matters including ancillary relief and all applications under the Family Law Act enforcement proceedings.
Her cases have included instructions on behalf of parents, Local Authorities and Guardians. She has represented the Official Solicitor. Miss Chinnock has extensive experience in a wide variety of cases . She is regularly instructed on cases involving allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse and particularly cases that involve non-accidental injuries. Her down to earth approach when working with vulnerable clients is a notable strength.
Miss Chinnock is familiar with the full range of Child Arrangement orders. She has represented both parents and children , pursuant to rule 16.4 applications.
• Re MW (Case management)  1 FLR 1093
Christina is qualified and accredited by The Bar Council to take instructions from members of the public.
Christina Chinnock is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Christina can be found here.
Christina Chinnock's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Christina to undertake Court and advisory work for a brief fee and refresher fee for each additional hearing day. For advisory work, conferences and/or additional paperwork, it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate where an estimate is given as a maximum amount to be charged, although if preferred fixed fees can be negotiated at the point of instruction. Christina typically returns paperwork within 14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales. If that is the case you will be notified and a new timescale provided.
Christina also undertakes Direct Access work. This work is undertaken on a contractual basis agreed between the client and Christina’s clerks. This is on fixed fee basis for a specific events such as a conference, advisory work, a hearing with additional hearing days (refreshers) or the drafting of specific documents. All work agreed to be undertaken by Christina with the fixed fee cost will be clearly outlined in the direct access contract signed by the client and will be payable in full prior to the commencement of the work.
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