Christopher has a broad commercial practice in State and Federal Courts, with a particular focus in the areas of insolvency, equity, trade practices and intellectual property.
He has expertise in sports law and has advised athletes and ASADA in respect of anti-doping matters and has appeared for ASADA in the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He has also assisted Australian athletes in appeals against selection for Commonwealth Games and Olympic teams, and has appeared in various tribunals in respect of disciplinary matters.
Christopher previously worked as a solicitor with Malleson Stephen Jaques and Clayton Utz in Sydney and with Clifford Chance LLP in London and the Middle East. He is described as a preeminent junior in commercial litigation and a leading junior in insolvency by Doyle’s Guide 2015-2016, and was nominated as a preferred counsel by Chambers Global during his employment with Clifford Chance in the Middle East.
He is also an Officer in the RAAF and appears in military tribunals (including courts-martial) and inquiries.
In addition to the cases referred to above, Christopher has advised on various corporate restructures including court approved Schemes of Arrangement and Deeds of Company Arrangement. He also provides specialist corporate advice to a number of listed entities.
Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers 2018-2019 – Listed for Insolvency & Reorganisation
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2012–2017 – Insolvency Barristers Queensland – Leading (2016) and Recommended (2017) Junior Counsel
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015-2016 – Insolvency & Reconstruction Barristers Australia – Recommended Junior Counsel
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015-2017 – Commercial Litigation & Disputes Barristers Queensland – Preeminent (2015) and Recommended (2016 and 2017) Junior Counsel
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015 – Commercial Litigation & Disputes Barristers Australia – Recommended Junior Counsel
Officer in the RAAF
Australian Bar Association
Queensland Bar Association
Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association
Australia and New Zealand Banking Law Association
During his university studies, Christopher was employed as the associate to de Jersey J (as his Excellency the Governor then was) and Derrington J in the Supreme Court of Queensland, and Dowsett J in the Federal Court of Australia.
Degree in Law and History from the University of Queensland.
Degree in Military Law from the Australian National University.