Cristina qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in October 2011 and has worked as a Solicitor in Newcastle upon Tyne since March 2012.
She currently specialises in all aspects of Civil and Commercial Litigation, as well as Property Litigation, Commercial and Contract Law, and is experienced in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Cristina is also focusing on the Manufacturing sector and has undertaken very high value work in this field.
She previously worked for a specialist IP firm which offered Cristina a unique opportunity to explore a vast and highly interesting area of law, while being involved in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious IP and Commercial matters.
Cristina is currently an elected member of the Newcastle Law Society Standing Committee and a member of the Business and Property Court Forum Committee. She is a contributor to the Newcastle Law Society News, with regularly published articles, and is actively involved in organizing the Business and Property Court Forum Events.
- Cristina has acted in cases involving misuse of confidential information, trademark infringement, breach of covenants, directors’ duties and conspiracy to injure business interests
- She is very experienced in the Court process and has prepared claim forms, interim applications (including for injunctive relief) , draft orders, Tomlin orders, lists of issues, witness statements, statements of costs, costs budgets, submissions, and conducted large e-disclosure exercises involving the use of e-discovery platforms
- Cristina has acted for national and regional energy and utilities providers, construction groups of companies, satellite and broadband communication companies, accountancy and audit firms, in matters resulting from breach of contract, tort and property disputes
- She has advised on contract matters and consumer regulations, drafting and reviewing terms and conditions
- Cristina has advised and acted in Insolvency matters, and for Insolvency Practitioners in Insolvency cases involving international elements, and European enforcement orders.
In her spare time, Cristina enjoys the company of her young family and she is huge Sci-Fi fan. She also enjoys cooking from scratch and exploring various world cuisines.
- Cristina gave a lecture on Artificial Intelligence at the Business and Property Court forum in January 2019;
- Cristina published an article on Crypto assets – “ Meet the new generation of contracts” in the Newcastle Law Society Publication in July 2019.
The Legal 500 2022 Guide stated “the disputes and corporate teams at Sintons are, in my experience, staffed with well-qualified, exceptionally capable lawyers who deliver focused advice from a “real world” position which only comes from experience. They are focused on providing the best client advice.”
Key Practice Areas
- Commercial and Civil Litigation
- Breach of covenants
- Misuse of confidential information
- Shareholders disputes
- Property Litigation
- Intellectual Property
- Debt Recovery