About Christine Dyson
An early interest in elderly law ignited a commitment to work for those who lack mental capacity and struggle to express their own views and opinions. Christine has dedicated a large part of her career, to date, assisting and representing the more vulnerable in society to ensure their views and opinions are listened to.
Christine is a partner and Head of the Mental Capacity & Deputyship department. Christine specialises in Deputyships for individuals affected by catastrophic injuries. She makes a wide range of applications to the court covering Statutory Wills, Trustee and gift applications.
Christine is skilled at all aspects of Court of Protection work and experienced in drafting documents including trust deeds and powers of attorney.
"Christine Dyson is very willing to undertake difficult conversations in a calm and constructive way. Works brilliantly as part of a team for the client’s overall care." - Legal 500, 2023
Christine is an experienced trainer on issues surrounding the Mental Capacity Act. She is keen to share her knowledge of the legal implications of lack of capacity with different support professionals including doctors and social workers.
Christine qualified as a solicitor in August 2015.
Client & Professional Comments
- “I have worked with Christine for a number of years. Over that time, she has been instrumental in supporting our client to achieve some major life goals. Living independently in his own home without his parents is just one.
- Long term quality care is not about making the easy choices, but the right ones. Christine has a very personable professional persona, which has been a valued source of support in building trust, good communication and working through the complexities that arise from community care, team management and the financial demands of care in the community and living in your own home. We don’t always have to agree, but with trust in Christine’s skills and decisions making, hard conversations become easy ones.”
Case Manager for Brain Injured Client
- “Christine has been assisting me for the past two years in my clinical role as brain injury case manager for a young woman with complex cognitive and behavioural disability, and following settlement of the claim”
- “She is outstanding in her management and support role, providing me and the multi-disciplinary therapy team with well-researched and clear information, succinct advice and timely help and support. She is an excellent team player; her contributions within team meetings are particularly valued as this has enabled an efficient joined-up-approach to some incredibly complex clinical management issues, in the context of the financial and legal matters.”
- “Christine has formed a good relationship with the young woman client who can be extremely demanding and challenging in her interactions; she communicates with the client with sensitivity, and when needed, is robust with setting and maintaining clear boundaries; this is essential to the success of the MDT therapeutic approach.”
Gillian Conradie, a case manager complex Deputyship
Career & Personal Interests
- 2016 to 2021 Barr Ellison LLP, Cambridge
- 2013 to 2016 Premier Solicitors, Bedford
- 2008 to 2013 Deputyship Officer, Court of Protection, Cambridgeshire County Council
- 2007 to 2008 Child Protection & Adult Safeguarding, Cambridgeshire County Council
Professional Deputies Forum
- DeMonfort University: LLB Law and Criminal Justice
I am a second Dan in Aikido and have enjoyed practicing the martial art for over 15 years. I am a fan of car drifting and often assist with the running of the British Drift Championship. To fully unwind from my day job I enjoy baking, decorating cakes and spending time with my family.