Christina Lyons practices in civil and public law.
In her early years of practice at 7BR, Christina developed a wide-wide ranging practice spanning crime, child and family, personal injury, clinical negligence and employment law.
Over the last ten years, Christina’s practice has mainly focused on compensation claims arising out of historic sexual and physical abuse of children.
Since 2017 Christina has been instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service in the Undercover Policing Inquiry.
Christina has particular expertise in historic child abuse claims and has acted in some of the biggest group actions in the field. She represents child abuse victims against large, institutional defendants including local authorities, schools, hospitals and social care facilities as well as against individuals.
Christina has represented claimants in a number of group actions, including:
Christina has also acted for individual claimants, successfully achieving settlement in claims arising out of abuse at the following institutions:
Christina is currently instructed by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service in the Undercover Policing Inquiry, leading the preparation of evidence and submissions on all undercover deployments between 1983 and 1992 and the preparation of restriction order applications.
Christina has particular expertise acting on behalf of the police in the High Court in complex public law cases involving child trafficking, honour-based violence, and intra familial sexual abuse.
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