Chris is a passionate family lawyer assisting his clients to resolve their dispute in a professional, timely and cost-effective manner.
Chris was admitted to practice in 2016 and has practiced predominantly in family law.
He has helped many clients resolve more complex family law issues as well. He has experience in all types of property matters including property settlements, third-party disputes and resolution by non-litigious means such as drafting Binding Financial Agreements or Application for Consent Orders. He also has a keen interest in parenting cases with a special focus on the rights of parents being involved in their children’s lives and the rights of grandparents.
Chris has developed extensive practical experience through helping clients with intervention orders and criminal matters related to family breakdowns.
He holds a juris doctor from the University of Melbourne and is continuing his professional development in family law through associations and memberships.
He particularly enjoys working in family law because he has a direct relationship with his clients. This trust allows him to communicate freely and provide his clients with frank, candid and practical advice about their rights and entitlements.
The main focus of his practice is to ensure that his clients have as much knowledge of the Family Law Act as possible and that a just and fair settlement is reached. Chris relies on his experience from appearance work in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court and knowledge of the law, as well as understanding the practical implications to a particular client’s case, to provide his clients with clear assistance.
He is a active member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. He has also been involved with the University of Melbourne in mentoring first year law students in navigating university life and what life is like as a lawyer.
Chris is also an involved committee member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Family Law Section, Maintenance and Property Committee as well as the Education Working Group for 2021. These committees are instrumental in making recommendations for Law Reform and improvements in the justice system.
If you have a family law issue or want to seek some initial advice about your matter Chris is well placed to help you navigate through the complexities of family law.