Chris has over 30 years’ experience of dealing with Court of Protection work and specialises in the management of high-value personal injury awards arising from complex catastrophic injury and clinical negligence cases and acting as an expert in personal injury litigation in relation to Deputyship costs.
She works closely with Litigation Lawyers during the conduct of litigation. This is in her capacity as a Deputy and as an expert in relation to Deputyship Costs. In her role as an expert, she was involved in the landmark cases of James Robshaw - v – United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust  EWHC 923 (QB) and JR v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Court of Appeal - Queen's Bench Division, May 25, 2017,  EWHC 1245 (QB).
Chris acts as Deputy for the property and affairs of many clients and is regarded as a specialist in her field and heads the legal team at Hyphen Law. Chris often begins her role as Deputy whilst the litigation is in progress in order to ensure that interim payments can be administered effectively. This allows a smooth transition into Deputyship after the litigation is completed. Chris enjoys building strong relationships with clients, families and their wider support network and has a particular interest in Deputyships for children.
She is a member of the Court of Protection User Group and also writes and lectures on Deputyship matters.
Christine is an APIL expert.
Christine regularly writes articles for the legal and disability press, is an author for CILEX magazine and an invited contributor to Facts and Figures: Tables for the Calculation of Damages in relation to Court of Protection matters.
Christine is passionate supporter of Cerebra, a national charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain-related conditions through research, education and directly supporting children and their carers. She is the recipient of the Prime Ministers Points of Light award for her fundraising for Cerebra which has included skydiving and wing walking.
Christine is recognised in the 2022 Legal 500 guide as:
“Absolutely excellent lawyer, very hardworking and close attention to detail.”
“Christine Bunting is superb - a real leader in her field. She is fantastic – knows Deputyship work inside and out - she is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, hardworking and a joy to work with. Simply one of, if not, the best Deputyship experts in the country.”
“A solid Court of Protection team. Christine Bunting is first-class, she is highly organised, meticulous, and very approachable. She gives sound advice.”
“Christine is highly experienced and knowledgeable in her field of Deputyship. She understands the demands of the litigation process. Her expert witness reports are well considered, well written and delivered on time. In discussions with the opposition, she offers a pragmatic approach but is able to justify her position and stand her ground when the need arises.”
“Christine Bunting - very approachable, very down to earth and clients feel easily reassured and trust her.”
In the Chambers and Partners 2021 legal directory, Christine has earned a Band 3 ranking and is described as:
“Efficient, responsive and takes a very collaborative approach.”