Christine is Chair of Brodies LLP and a recognised expert on public and constitutional law issues in Scotland. She is a solicitor advocate and was appointed as Queen's Counsel (now King's Counsel) in 2020. She provides clear, practical advice and regularly represents clients in courts and tribunals, including the UK Supreme Court, and before public inquiries.

Christine advises clients on legislation and statutory interpretation, the powers and duties of public bodies including the Scottish Parliament, and freedom of information laws and data protection. She acts for a range of commercial, regulatory and public sector clients including the Scottish Government, BBC Scotland, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Gambling Commission and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. She is a member of Brodies' Charities & Third Sector Team, advising the Scottish Charity Regulator and a number of charities. She is also one of Brodies' team of litigators involved in group proceedings.

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  • Represents clients in the Sheriff Court, Court of Session and Supreme Court.
  • Appointed as Queen's Counsel (now King's Counsel) in 2020. 
  • Member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s “A” Panel of Counsel in Scotland.
  • Chair of Brodies LLP since 2013.
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  • Uniquely in Scotland, rated by Chambers UK since 2021 as a Star Individual in Administrative & Public Law. 
  • Ranked in Band 1 for Public Inquiries, Parliamentary & Public Affairs and Civil Liberties & Human Rights in Chambers UK 2024.
  • An Eminent Practitioner in Public Procurement, and a ranked individual in Data Protection & Information Law, Education, Defamation/Reputation Management, Healthcare and Professional Discipline in Chambers UK 2024.
  • Ranked a Leading Individual in EU and Competition, Media and Entertainment and Parliamentary and Public Affairs in the Legal 500 UK 2024.