Christine A Egerton

Christine A Egerton

Called to the Bar 1992/Inner Temple

  • LL.B (Lond)
  • LL.M (Lond)


Professional Membership
  • Member of the Criminal Bar Association
  • North Eastern Circuit



”thoughtful and sensitive with vulnerable clients’, making her a natural choice for abuse and sex cases.’ legal 500 (2013)

‘rigourous in her dealings with the prosecution.’ Legal 500 (2012)

‘Recommended in crime.’ Legal 500 (2008)


Area of Practice: Criminal Law

Practises extensively in criminal law, both Prosecution and Defence with a 50/50 split.
Level 4 prosecutor (including rape panel)
Parole Board hearings
Attended training in prosecuting serious sexual offences and in the use of intermediaries to assist vulnerable witnesses.

Recent Cases

Has been instructed as junior counsel in many cases of homicide.
Has conducted numerous cases of attempted murder, death by dangerous driving, serious violence, kidnap, blackmail, fraud and drugs offences.
Particularly experienced in prosecuting and defending serious sexual offences (rape, historical sexual abuse, child pornography etc.)
Wide experience in prosecuting and defending cases involving children, young and vulnerable people as defendants or witnesses.
Appeared for the Crown in R v H [2005] 2 AllER 859 a sexual assault case which defined the approach to sexual touching for the purposes of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
Instructed in Parole Board hearings (Discretionary Lifer Panels etc.)