Christina Courquin

Call 2021

'An outstanding junior barrister'.

“You have been very helpful, proactive and diligent, which has resulted in a fantastic outcome for the client”.

Instructing Solicitor

Christina commenced pupillage with Mountford Chambers in October 2021. She accepts instructions across Chambers’ practice areas, with a principle focus on general crime.

Expertise

Notable Crime cases


R v D [2023] Court of Appeal (Crim Div) 

Instructed to represent the Respondent after an application was made by the Attorney General under s36 CJA 1988 for leave to refer a sentence which she regarded as unduly lenient. The Respondent avoided immediate custody, receiving a sentence of 8 months imprisonment suspended for 12 months.

R v K (Operation Harbinger) [2023] Exeter Crown Court

Led by William England in a 22-handed conspiracy to supply over £1 million worth of Class A drugs.

R v K [2023] Kingston Crown Court

Secured unanimous acquittal for defendant charged with inflicting GBH and assault by beating.

R v K [2023] Luton Crown Court

Instructed as trial counsel to represent a youth charged as part of a multi handed aggravated burglary. The Crown offered no evidence

R v M [2023] Hastings Youth Court

Instructed as trial counsel to represent a youth charged with possession of a firearm and possession of Class B drugs. Christina drafted detailed representations, following which the Crown offered no evidence on all counts.

R v A [2023] Croydon Youth Court

Secured a 12-month referral order with intensive contract for a client sentenced for s18 GBH.

R v D [2022] Isleworth Crown Court, sitting at Holborn

Represented a client charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis and possession of criminal property. The jury acquitted the defendant of the money laundering count.

R v J [2022] Inner London Crown Court

Persuaded the court not to activate a suspended sentence in circumstances where probation was recommending the sentence be activated in full. The breach was marked with a £250 fine.

Notable Sport cases


BHA v V [2023]

Represented the BHA in an equine anti-doping enquiry for three adverse analytical findings. A financial penalty was imposed.

BHA v W [2023]

Represented the BHA in a jockey anti-doping enquiry where a financial penalty was imposed and licence withdrawn.

BHA v F [2023]

Represented the BHA in an equine anti-doping enquiry.

BHA V B [2023]

Represented the BHA in a jockey anti-doping enquiry where the licence was withdrawn for two months.

BHA v E [2023]

Represented the BHA in a jockey anti-doping enquiry where the jockey licence was suspended for six months.

Notable Professional Regulation cases


S v K [2022]

Successfully represented an appellant at an appeal against a decision to refuse a private hire/hackney carriage drivers licence. The appeal was allowed and costs were awarded in full. Successfully represented an appellant at an appeal against a decision to refuse a private hire/hackney carriage drivers licence. The appeal was allowed and costs were awarded in full.

Notable Asset Forfeiture & Civil Recovery cases


R v A [2023]

Instructed to represent a defendant throughout contested POCA proceedings, where the benefit figure exceeded £100,000.

R v W [2022] St Albans Crown Court

involved in the opposition of an application for a Serious Crime Prevention Order for a client convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, arising out of an Encrochat investigation.

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Inner Temple
  • WICL
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

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