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Christina Theodorou

Christina Theodorou is a highly experienced solicitor dealing with all aspects of family, divorce and children law.

Qualifying as a solicitor in 1997, Christina has always specialised in family law. Working previously at a niche family law practice Christina joined Hopkin Murray Beskine in August 2021 as a senior member of the family team.

Christina has particular expertise in advising on all aspects of breakdown of family relationships including divorce and co-habitation. She assists clients regarding financial matters and works with them through the difficult process of achieving a financial settlement, including taking urgent steps to protect their position if necessary.

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Christina advises parents in negotiations and also through the court arena, when they are unable to agree on arrangements regarding their children. Her experience regarding children matters is extensive, and includes issues of child alienation, parents hostile to contact, parents being denied contact, false allegations of abuse, and the complex issues of coercion, control and abuse in the family. Christina is very capable in offering immediate action to protect vulnerable parties and she has a great deal of experience working with clients who have lived in circumstances of domestic abuse including physical, emotional and financial abuse.

Christina also specialises in working with the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit in order to assist parents whose children have been abducted to England or who are seeking contact with a child in England under the Hague Convention.

As a trained Resolution Mediator and Collaborative solicitor Christina is skilled at using her professional ability, experience and knowledge to assist clients trying to reach agreed settlements.

Christina’s clients find her to be extremely experienced, knowledgeable, caring, professional and approachable. Christina offers an extensive command of the law, combined with a practical approach to the wide range of family problems that develop from relationship breakdowns.

Recently reported cases:

AB V CD (2021) EWHC 375 [Fam]

Application for summary return under the Hague Convention.

The Court gave guidance as to the applicability of Article 14(4) of B(ii)R in cases which had commenced prior to the end but concluded after the end of the UK/EU withdrawal transition period.

B & VM (2018) EWHC 1473 [Fam] (26.4.2018)

Public law case which set out guidance for how private fostering arrangement should be addressed by the local authority.

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