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Christi Scarborough

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Introduction

Christi joined chambers in 2015 and has a broad practice including tribunal, county court and high court matters. She also sits part time as a Disability Member in the First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber). Before her call to the Bar, Christi worked within Citizens’ Advice Bureaux, from which she brings a highly practical, client focused approach to advocacy. Her experience includes:

Commercial

Drafting claims and defences relating to breach of contract. Procedural litigation. Drafting terms and conditions for use on e-commerce websites.

Employment

Employment tribunal representation. Contract drafting in respect of the provision of professional services.

Family Law

Acting in matrimonial finance, and private and public law children’s and domestic violence related proceedings including appearing for the Metropolitan Police in relation to cross-disclosure between civil and criminal proceedings.

Insolvency

Court appearances in personal and commercial insolvency matters including urgent instructions.

Personal injury and Clinical Negligence

Small claim and fast track advocacy. Drafting advice on causation, quantum and liability including schedules of loss.

Property Law

Regular court appearances in private and social landlord possession hearings, and experience of trespass, disrepair, public law and Equality Act issues.

Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Christi regularly represents clients at trial in respect of road traffic accidents. She has experience of drafting particulars in personal injury cases including the preparation of schedules and counter-schedules in multi-track personal injury litigation. She also undertakes work in relation to infant approvals.

Clinical Negligence

In pupillage Christi worked under Richard Furniss, and has assisted him in respect of complex highly technical clinical negligence claims, including the drafting of advices.

Commercial

Christi accepts instructions on a wide variety of commercial matters. Examples of her previous work include an intellectual property dispute, a charging order and a Supply of Goods and Services Act claim relating to a package holiday. Christi has also drafted services contracts and Terms and Conditions for e-commerce companies. She has several years’ experience of working in IT in a technical role and is therefore particularly well suited to technical IT related commercial law.

Commercial Landlord and Tenant

Christi is frequently instructed by large landlords on possession matters including trespass, and has drafting experience of tenant work for LTA 1954 commercial tenancies. She has also assisted Matthew Feldman on compulsory purchase, noise abatement, and service charge litigation during pupillage.

News & events

Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation

Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation During April and May 2017, we ran a 2-part workshop in Chambers exploring the law and procedure on dealing with mental health issues in housing cases. This Bulletin is intended as a follow-up note for those of you who attended, and as a general practice note for those of

30th May 2017 Read more

Commercial Litigation

Christi accepts instructions on a wide variety of commercial matters. Examples of her previous work include an intellectual property dispute, and a Supply of Goods and Services Act claim relating to a package holiday. She has several years’ experience of working in IT in a technical role and is therefore particularly well suited to technical IT litigation.

Employment

Christi welcomes instructions from both employers and employees. While working at Citizens Advice, she frequently assisted employees in negotiation and making employment tribunal claims. Christi’s employment law experience includes appearing for the claimant in the widely discussed case of Podlasiak v Edinburgh Woollen Mill ET/2701291/13. She successfully argued that a contractual token payment in lieu of holiday pay on termination of employment was not permissible under EU law.

Family

Christi has represented clients in matrimonial finance disputes, contact and residence disputes, leave to remove applications, non-molestation and occupation orders and public law family matters. She has appeared for the Metropolitan Police in respect of disclosure between family and criminal proceedings. In pupillage she gained extensive experience in public law children matters with her supervisor, Philip McCormack, and she assisted Francesca Conn in successfully ensuring a vulnerable deaf father had his daughter returned to his care along with the necessary package of support in place to care for his daughter.

Family Finance and Private Law

Christi has court experience in respect of matrimonial finance disputes, leave to remove applications, non-molestation and occupation orders and contact and residence disputes.

Housing

Christi has frequently appeared on behalf of tenants and private and public sector landlords in possession proceedings. She has experience in relation to disrepair, anti-social behaviour, and public law and Equality Act defences.

News & events

Housing Law Bulletin: Banning Orders and the Housing and Planning Act 2016

In this Bulletin, Christi Scarborough discusses banning orders: what are they? When would one be used? What are their consequences? Banning Orders – what are they and how do they work? Christi Scarborough looks at new powers available to Local Authorities from 6 April 2018, and the circumstances under which private landlords or letting and

1st May 2018 Read more

Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation

Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation During April and May 2017, we ran a 2-part workshop in Chambers exploring the law and procedure on dealing with mental health issues in housing cases. This Bulletin is intended as a follow-up note for those of you who attended, and as a general practice note for those of

30th May 2017 Read more

Insolvency

Christi has represented both individual and commercial clients in relation to insolvency matters, including appearances at the High Court.

Personal injury

Christi regularly represents clients at trial in respect of road traffic accidents. She has experience of drafting particulars in personal injury cases including the preparation of schedules and counter-schedules in multi-track personal injury litigation. She also undertakes work in relation to infant approvals.

Property

Christi is frequently instructed by public and private sector landlords on possession matters, and has drafted defences in respect of a LTA 1954 commercial tenancy and a s21 disrepair counterclaim. She assisted Matthew Feldman on compulsory purchase, noise abatement, public rights of way and service charge litigation during pupillage. She has experience in relation to disrepair, anti-social behaviour, and public law and Equality Act defences.

News & events

Public Access

Christi is authorised to accept direct access instructions from members of the public.

Christi joined chambers in 2015 and has a broad practice including tribunal, county court and high court matters. She also sits part time as a Disability Member in the First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber). Before her call to the Bar, Christi worked within Citizens’ Advice Bureaux, from which she brings a highly practical, client focused approach to advocacy. Her experience includes:

Commercial

  • Drafting claims and defences relating to breach of contract. Procedural litigation. Drafting terms and conditions for use on e-commerce websites.

Employment

  • Employment tribunal representation. Contract drafting in respect of the provision of professional services.

Family Law

  • Acting in matrimonial finance, and private and public law children’s and domestic violence related proceedings including appearing for the Metropolitan Police in relation to cross-disclosure between civil and criminal proceedings.

Insolvency

  • Court appearances in personal and commercial insolvency matters including urgent instructions.

Personal injury and Clinical Negligence

  • Small claim and fast track advocacy. Drafting advice on causation, quantum and liability including schedules of loss.

Property Law

  • Regular court appearances in private and social landlord possession hearings, and experience of trespass, disrepair, public law and Equality Act issues.

Accreditations

  • “Calm and copes under pressure, and vitally, is very responsive to our clients’ needs.”

Professional memberships

  • Property Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association

Education

  • Bar Professional Training Course, Nottingham Law School
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), Oxford Brookes University
  • BA (Hons) Mathematics, University of Durham

Selected cases

  • Podlasiak v Edinburgh Woollen Mill ET/2701291/13

Scholarships and Awards

  • Grey’s Inn BPTC scholarship
  • Hebe-Plunkett Award
  • Semi-finalist, Grey’s Inn Mooting Competition 2012
  • Third Place, Ropewalk Mooting Competition 2012

Public Law

Christi assisted Scott Matthewson in drafting grounds of resistance in relation to a prison law claim, and drafted advice and written submissions for Matthew Feldman in respect of a local authority homelessness decision judicial review while undertaking pupillage.

Real Property

Christi is frequently instructed by public and private sector landlords on possession matters. Previous work includes drafting defences in respect of a LTA 1954 commercial tenancy and a s21 disrepair counterclaim. She also had some experience assisting Matthew Feldman on compulsory purchase, noise abatement, public rights of way and service charge litigation during pupillage. Christi has experience in relation to disrepair, anti-social behaviour, and public law and Equality Act defences.

Residential Landlord and Tenant

Christi is frequently instructed by public and private sector landlords on possession matters, and also represents tenants. Her previous drafting work includes a reply and defence to a s21 disrepair counterclaim. As well as assisting Matthew Feldman with service charge litigation during pupillage, she also has experience in relation to disrepair, Equality Act and public law defences and anti-social behaviour.

News & events

Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation

Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation During April and May 2017, we ran a 2-part workshop in Chambers exploring the law and procedure on dealing with mental health issues in housing cases. This Bulletin is intended as a follow-up note for those of you who attended, and as a general practice note for those of

30th May 2017 Read more

Accreditations

  • “Calm and copes under pressure, and vitally, is very responsive to our clients’ needs.”

Professional memberships

  • Property Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association

Selected cases

  • Podlasiak v Edinburgh Woollen Mill ET/2701291/13

Selected cases

  • Contributor to BLACKSTONE’S CIVIL PRACTICE published by Oxford University Press
  • Contributor to BAR VOCATIONAL COURSE ADVOCACY MANUAL published by Oxford University Press
  • Former contributor for CURRENT LAW published by Sweet & Maxwell

Scholarships and Awards

  • Grey’s Inn BPTC scholarship
  • Hebe-Plunkett Award
  • Semi-finalist, Grey’s Inn Mooting Competition 2012
  • Third Place, Ropewalk Mooting Competition 2012

Education

  • Bar Professional Training Course, Nottingham Law School
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), Oxford Brookes University
  • BA (Hons) Mathematics, University of Durham

News & events

News & events

Housing Law Bulletin: Banning Orders and the Housing and Planning Act 2016

In this Bulletin, Christi Scarborough discusses banning orders: what are they? When would one be used? What are their consequences? Banning Orders – what are they and how do they work? Christi Scarborough looks at new powers available to Local Authorities from 6 April 2018, and the circumstances under which private landlords or letting and

1st May 2018 Read more

Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation

Mental Health Issues in Housing Litigation During April and May 2017, we ran a 2-part workshop in Chambers exploring the law and procedure on dealing with mental health issues in housing cases. This Bulletin is intended as a follow-up note for those of you who attended, and as a general practice note for those of

30th May 2017 Read more