Chris is a passionate family lawyer with a priority in assisting his clients in resolving their dispute in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Chris was admitted to practice in 2016 and has practiced predominantly in family law since that time. Chris also has extensive experience in intervention order and criminal matters related to family breakdowns. He holds a juris doctor from the University of Melbourne.
Chris has experience in dealing with all types of family law and associated matters. He particularly enjoys working in family law because he is able to have a direct relationship with his clients and provide them with frank, candid and practical advice about the impact of the Family Law Act on their rights and entitlements.
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.
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 member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria. 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 a committee member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Family Law Section, Maintenance and Property Committee and a member of the Education working group for 2021. These committees are instrumental in making recommendations for Law Reform and improvements in the justice system.