Christine Riley

Christine Riley

Year of call:

1974, Gray's Inn


Christine Riley


Family Law Bar Association,
Child Concern


Bury Grammar School
LLB, Manchester University,
College of Law, Chancery Lane, London


Christine Riley has practised exclusively at the Family Bar for many years. Her practice encompasses most aspects of family law including divorce and ancillary relief, public and private child care work. She practises mainly on the Northern Circuit in the High Court and County Court but also travels further afield.

Divorce and Ancillary Relief

She has a particular interest and expertise in ancillary relief and divorce. She is instructed by Solicitors throughout the circuit and beyond in big/medium ancillary relief claims.

Public Law

She has extensive experience in child care work and regularly acts for Guardians, Local Authorities, parents and others. She acts in cases of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and cases involving parents with learning difficulties and mental health difficulties.

Private Law

Her experience in private child care work is considerable. As well as residence and contact disputes she acts in emergency proceedings, including child abduction cases.


For further information please contact the Civil & Family Clerk, Peadar McKinstry on 0161 955 5104.

'She has expertise in financial remedy cases.'

Legal 500, 2017

"Recommended for all areas of children and family law."

Legal 500, 2016

"Well respected in all aspects of her broad practice."

Legal 500 2014

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