Chris’ practice covers all areas of commercial law and advocacy. He appears in Courts at all levels and in arbitrations and mediations.
He has considerable experience acting in cases from inception, including advising corporate counsel pre-proceedings, and appearing in urgent matters (eg, injunctions – anti-suit, in restraint of trade, of lawyers, freezing orders, jurisdiction challenges, stays and rectifying Corporations Act contraventions during takeovers). He has appeared as sole or leading counsel in several Supreme Court trials and appeals.
Notable recent appearances include:
Past cases include appearing for Queensland resisting a High Court constitutional challenge to anti-bikie legislation, appearing in a trial in the High Court of New Zealand concerning kiwifruit IP and acting for the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation seeking to enforce a $50m tax debt in the National Court of PNG.