Christina was called to the Bar in 2019 by Middle Temple as a Queen Mother Scholar and Jules Thorn Scholar. She holds a PhD in Constitutional Law from University College London (funded by the LAHP and the Modern Law Review), where she also held a position as Teaching Fellow in Public Law. Her academic work on common law constitutional rights has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Public Law and Legal Studies. Her book "Shaped by the Nuanced Constitution: A Critique of Common Law Constitutional Rights" will be published by Hart Publishing in 2022.
During her pupillage, Christina was supervised by Estelle Dehon, Philip Coppel QC and Dean Underwood. As such, she gained experience across a broad range of areas. This included work in the fields of information and data protection law, human rights law, judicial review, planning law, housing law (including licensing), commercial law and antisocial-behaviour law. She completed a wide range of advisory work, drafted various sets of pleadings, assisted in a planning inquiry and was involved in negotiations. Christina has also accepted criminal law instructions and recently qualified as a mediator.
Alongside her legal practice, Christina is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law where she teaches Civil Litigation on the BPC and Public Law on the MA programme once a week.
Christina regularly provides pro bono advice through Advocate and the Brixton Advice Centre. She welcomes pro bono enquiries, especially those concerned with human/constitutional rights, ethnic inequality/discrimination, and the environment.
Prior to obtaining her doctorate, Christina read for an MJur at the University of Oxford (Distinction), where she was awarded the Clifford Chance Proxime Accessit Prize for being ranked second in her year. She also holds an LL.B. (Distinction) from the University of Maastricht, BPTC from City, University of London (Very Competent) and a GDL from the University of Law (Pass: Exempt).