Christine Derrett qualified as a solicitor in 1982 after completing articles with Stafford Clark & Co where she remained as an assistant solicitor until 1985. She joined Ashursts in 1985 and D J Freeman in 1989 where she became a partner in 1991. She was appointed as a deputy Registrar in Bankruptcy of the High Court in 2001 and took a full time appointment in 2002. She is a former editor of Eurofenix, the publication of Insol Europe, and is currently an editor of Civil Procedure (“The White Book”). She is also a Judicial College tutor for specialist jurisdictions.