Cristín Toman > Chambers of James Pickering KC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Pickering KC
Enterprise Chambers


Cristín has a strong commercial chancery practice, with particular expertise in all aspects of insolvency law, commercial dispute resolution and property litigation.  She is especially recommended for commercial injunctions.

Cristín is appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

Cristín is known for her expertise in this area. She has a broad range of experience in corporate and individual insolvency matters and regularly acts and advises in proceedings concerned with all aspects of administration, liquidation and bankruptcy, including asset recovery proceedings, remuneration applications Berkeley Applegate applications and disputed debts.

She has particular expertise in matters concerning validity of office holders’ appointments.

Cristín regularly receives instructions in connection with high value commercial disputes and partnership disputes.  She has acted for clients from a wide range of businesses including banking, manufacturing, the legal profession, litigation support services, insolvency practitioners and suppliers of food. She has particular experience and expertise in commercial injunctions.

Cristín has a strong practice in Banking & Financial Services. She regularly represents banks and their customers in connection with enforcement of mortgages, loans and guarantees.  She is experienced in cases raising issues of undue influence, unconscionable bargain, constructive trust and unfair relationships.

Cristín is experienced in Company disputes.  She advises and represents Companies, directors and shareholders in relation to proceedings for breach of directors’ duty, unfair prejudice petitions and shareholder disputes.

Cristín acts for the Secretary of State and for Company directors in connection with disqualification applications.

Cristín practises in all areas of real property and landlord and tenant, both residential and commercial. She is especially recommended for property injunctions.  She contributes to the Business Tenancies Chapter of the Landlord and Tenant Factbook (Sweet & Maxwell Ltd).  She regularly advises and represents landlords, tenants and other property owners in connection with a variety of property matters including trespass and interference with easements and rights of way, termination and renewal of business tenancies, forfeiture of commercial leases, rent review clauses, beneficial interests and co-ownership.


Called to the Bar, Lincoln’s Inn, 2004

Appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown 2018

Admitted to practice of barrister & solicitor:

-Western Australia, 2000
-High Court Australia, 2000
-New South Wales, 2002
-Victoria, 2003

Atanaskovic Hartnell, Sydney 2002-2004

William & Hughes Perth, 2000-2002

Associate to The Honourable Justice Steytler, Supreme Court of Western Australia, Perth 1999- 2000

Freehill Hollingdale and Page 1997-2000


Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Member of the North East Circuit


Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry, Northern Ireland (1988); Mercedes College, Perth, Australia (1992); University of Western Australia (1993-99 Bachelor of Science with Hons; Bachelor of Law); Lincoln’s Inn.

University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Science with Honours (Biochemistry) and Bachelor of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Cristín TomanEnterprise ChambersShe is smart, commercial, technically strong, very calm and practical.’

Praised by instructing solicitors as ‘a strong go-to insolvency set‘, Enterprise Chambers‘ team has solid expertise in handling the full range of insolvency work. Hugo Groves is highly regarded for his experience in advising on insolvency cases featuring cross-border elements, and Matthew Maddison regularly acts for creditors, companies and liquidators in insolvency matters. Cristín Toman successfully appeared for the administrators in Re: Peter Jones China Limited, involving an application made to compel the Registrar of Companies to remove non-compliant documents from the register. In November 2021 Kelly Bond was appointed as a district judge.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Cristín TomanEnterprise ChambersShe is thorough and robust, with clients and opposition alike. Cristín is easy to communicate with, timely and reliable.’

At Enterprise Chambers, Bruce Walker‘s recent workload includes proprietary estoppel claims and possession disputes, while Cristín Toman acted for the claimant in a proprietary estoppel case relating to student accommodation buildings. Stephanie Jarron handles the full range of contentious real estate work.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Cristín TomanEnterprise ChambersA calm and practical junior – experienced and thorough, and shows excellent strategic thinking.’

Enterprise Chambers ‘has an excellent range of junior counsel, all of whom are able to robustly present arguments while offering very helpful strategic advice‘ across a wide range of commercial disputes. Hugo Groves is singled out for his expertise in shareholder disputes. Duncan Heath handles instructions for claimants and defendants in contentious matters, and Matthew Maddison‘s workload includes contractual and sale disputes. Cristín Toman has an excellent track record in advising on commercial injunctions.