Cristina Alfred

Cristina Alfred

"Pallant Chambers has ‘great depth’ in commercial, employment, property and family law."

Legal 500

'a very deep family set, particularly when it comes to children work - there is always choice of good counsel'.

Legal 500, 2022

‘An excellent set‘.

Legal 500, 2022

‘Pallant Chambers has great depth of experience and desirable counsel in respect of both matrimonial finance and children law‘.

Legal 500, 2022

“Always live up to expectations.”

Legal 500

“Consistently high levels of service.”

Legal 500

"The set has gone from strength to strength."

Legal 500, 2018

“I would truly recommend undertaking a mini-pupillage at Pallant Chambers to anyone thinking about a career at the Bar."

Sept 2021

“Working at your chambers as a mini-pupil was a great experience as I was able to get extremely useful insight about working as a family law and civil law barrister."

Aug 2021

“Always a pleasure to deal with."

Legal 500

Practice Overview

Before joining Pallant Chambers Cristina practiced from a Midlands set, managing a busy mixed practice of Family and Civil proceedings, specialising in Public and Private Children Act proceedings, and Family and Financial Remedy proceedings.

Public Law (Children)

Regularly instructed in care proceedings involving non-accidental injuries, neglect, abuse and harm. Represented local authorities, children’s guardian, parents and interveners in cases involving care and placement orders, special guardianship orders and adoption orders

Private Law (Children)

Regularly instructed in private children proceedings, acting for parents, grandparents, guardians and local authorities in cases involving child arrangements orders, parental responsibility, prohibited steps, specific issue, parental alienation and enforcement proceedings. Many of the cases involve allegations of domestic abuse, emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse. She appears regularly in FHDRAs, DRAs, review hearings, direction hearings, fact-finding hearings, final hearings and enforcement hearings.

Financial remedies

Acted for applicants, respondents and interveners in financial proceedings from FDAs and FDRs through to final hearings in cases involving conduct, multiple / investment properties, disposal of assets and undisclosed foreign assets. Wherever possible,  she strives to achieve an early resolution and avoid disproportionate legal costs.

Injunctions

Instructed by both applicants and respondents in applications for non-molestation injunctions, occupation orders and committal proceedings.

 

Civil

Instructed in personal injury cases, possession claims, landlord and tenant matters, credit hire, and employment cases.