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Christine is a partner and joint head of the matrimonial team at Ward Hadaway.

Christine is based in Manchester and has over 40 years’ experience in dealing with divorce and financial issues as well as children matters.

Christine deals with a full range of family matters with a particular specialism in divorce, financial issues and, of course, children.

She represents a variety of professional and private clients during their divorce and separation.


Her work covers all aspects of family law including complex financial settlements which often involve businesses, trust and difficult family arrangements.

Further, Christine regularly advises clients in connection with prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and all matters relating to children.  This will of course include child arrangement orders and Schedule 1 applications.

Christine’s clients include business owners, farmers, media and sports personalities, professionals including lawyers, barristers, accountants and estate agents.


What people say

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank you David and Christine for all your support over the last 2 years. I wouldn’t have got through it without you both.

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  • Her work is always beautifully prepared and she manages clients' expectations and gets them in the right order. What Christine Barker doesn't know isn't worth knowing. She is pragmatic in her advice to clients and a joy to work with.

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