Christine joined Cranston McEachern Lawyers in 2019 and operates and manages our newly established Bundaberg Practice.
She was admitted as a Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2007 and is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland and Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners.
Christine prides herself on a compassionate, conciliatory and respectful approach to resolving family law matters. She believes that most family law matters can be resolved without the need for lengthy, and often expensive, litigation proceedings - particularly where clients are prepared to participate in mediation and other forms of dispute resolution.
Christine understands the difficulties faced by clients at the time of a relationship breakdown and ensures that all options are carefully explained and considered at each stage of the legal process.
She has a special interest in children’s matters and recognizes the need to resolve parenting arrangements as a matter of priority to ensure children are protected as much as possible following a family separation.
Christine is experienced with domestic violence matters and regularly appears on behalf of clients in relation to those proceedings and negotiations.
Prior to returning to Bundaberg, Christine practiced exclusively in criminal defense matters in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. She has completed additional training and study through the Australian Advocacy Institute, and is a highly regarded criminal defense lawyer. She regularly appears in the Magistrates and District Courts and has had carriage of matters in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
Christine has fifth generation family roots in the Bundaberg, Childers and Mt Perry districts. She moved to Bundaberg at the age of three, when her father, a school principal, was transferred to North Bundaberg State School. Her mother also taught at local schools.
After completing her schooling at Shalom College Bundaberg, Christine completed a Bachelor of Business (USQ) followed by a Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Christine delivers highly skilled, professional advice to her clients delivered with a high degree of emotional intelligence.