Christie O'Connell



Christie joined Chambers in October 2023 after completing her pupillage under the supervision of Rachel Spicer, Kyra Cornwall and Ben Wooldridge. She is developing a broad practice and accepts instructions across the spectrum of private family law, including financial remedies, private children work, TLATA, and applications under the Family Law Act 1996.

During pupillage, Christie assisted on a number of high value financial remedy cases, including in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. She regularly undertook bank account analyses, reviewing disclosure and assisting on the preparation of court documents.

Christie is a regular contributor to the Financial Remedies Journal website, in which she provides summaries of recent cases of interest. She also undertakes pro bono work with Advocate, the Bar’s national pro bono charity.

During her studies, Christie worked as an advocate representing clients in disability-focused welfare applications.

  • Inner Temple
  • FLBA
  • FreeBar Committee Member


  • BPP Law School: LLM & BPTC (Distinction)
  • King’s College London: BA Religion & Politics (First Class Honours)
  • University of Sydney: Study Abroad Programme (First Class Honours)

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes

  • Jarman Advocacy Prize – Inner Temple – Awarded to the best advocate in the 2022/23 cohort of Inner Temple Pupils
  • Major BTC Scholarship – Inner Temple
  • Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award – Inner Temple
  • Major GDL Scholarship – Inner Temple
  • Broadening Horizons Award – King’s College London

Outside of work Christie enjoys playing and watching football. She is an avid theatre-goer and enjoys travelling and road trips.