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Christine Riley

Year of call 1974, Gray's Inn  

Areas of Expertise

'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


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.


Miss Christine Riley is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Miss Christine Riley can be found here.

Miss Christine Riley’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 Miss Christine Riley to undertake court work for a brief fee plus refreshers for additional days. Advisory work, paper work and conferences are usually charged at an hourly rate, although fixed fees are available. Miss Christine Riley also accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here. Miss Christine Riley will typically return paperwork within 21 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect this timescale.


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


Family Law Bar Association,
Child Concern


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

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