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Christopher practises in commercial law, particularly insolvency, banking and finance, corporations and securities, and equity. Prior to coming to the Bar, he was a solicitor in the litigation department at Clayton Utz.
Christopher has an extensive business background and holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School. Prior to entering the legal profession, he worked in management positions in the IT industry and the finance industry.
On coming to the Bar, Christopher read with Philip Crutchfield QC. He has since appeared in many commercial matters in most jurisdictions but regularly appears in trials, interlocutory hearings and appeals in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. A list of some matters in which he has appeared can be found here.
Christopher regularly appears in the Doyles Best Barristers Guide in both the ‘Litigation & Dispute Resolution’ and ‘Insolvency & Restructuring’ categories (Victoria and Australia). He is also a co-author of Australian Corporation Law Principles and Practice (LexisNexis) and Bankruptcy Law and Practice (LexisNexis).
Christopher is a nationally accredited mediator and is available as a mediator in most areas of commercial law.
Victorian Bar Committee memberships
Vice Chairman – Commercial Bar Association – Insolvency Law Section
Member – Victorian Bar CPD Committee
Admitted to the Legal Profession:
18 Apr 2007
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
21 May 2009
Nationally accredited mediator:
31 May 2012
BA (Monash), JD (Melb), MBA (Melb)
Also entitled to practise in:
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Solicitor, Clayton Utz
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.