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CHRISTINA JOSEPHIDES

Call: 2016
Email: clerks@4bb.co.uk
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SUMMARY OF PRACTICE AREAS

Christina has experience of defending in the Crown, Magistrates', and Youth Courts. She represents Defendants charged with a range of offences including violence, offensive weapons, drugs, robbery, burglary, theft and road traffic. Christina has a particular interest in youth justice and representing vulnerable defendants.

Prior to completing her pupillage in April 2018, Christina spent 8 years working as a lawyer in international protection, human rights and extradition. She has previously worked for the United Nations in Cyprus as well as a specialist, leading, immigration and extradition law firm in London, where she qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales.

CASES OF NOTE

  • R v M Bromley Youth Court Successfully defended a 12 year old boy charged with robbery.

  • R v H Chelmsford Youth Court Successfully persuaded the Crown to drop two charges of possession of an offensive weapon against a 17 year old on two separate occasions.

  • R v M Medway Youth Court Successfully argued for a charge of assault against a 14 year old boy to be diverted out of court and dealt with by way of a youth caution.

  • R v F Westminster Magistrates Court Successfully argued for a charge of assault against a 19 year old to be diverted out of court and dealt with by way of a caution.

  • R v P Highbury Youth Court Successfully argued for a charge of shoplifting and going equipped against a 17 year old boy with previous convictions to be diverted out of court and dealt with by way of a caution.

  • R v L Bexley Magistrates Court Successfully defended a man charged with three separate assaults on his partner.

  • R v D Bexley Magistrates Court Successfully defended a man charged with two assaults on police officers.

  • R v M Bexley Magistrates Court Successfully argued against a custodial sentence for a man charged with possession of a bladed article.

  • R v A Croydon Magistrates Court Successfully argued against a custodial sentence for an 18 year old charged with possession of a bladed article.

ACADEMIC

  • English, First Class BA (Hons), Kings College London
  • GDL, Merit, College of Law
  • BPTC, Very Competent, BPP Law School
  • LPC, Distinction, BPP Law School