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Norman Waterhouse
Chris is a Senior Associate with experience across a range of practice areas. Chris applies a clear and direct approach when assisting government clients, corporate entities and private individuals to solve complex legal problems.

About Chris

Chris acts for and advises government authorities, not-for-profit organisations, commercial entities and individuals in various areas of law.

These areas include administrative and public law, constitutional law, native title, and industrial relations.

Chris assists various teams within Norman Waterhouse in the conduct of litigation in respect of these and other areas of law, in Federal and South Australian courts and tribunals.

In addition to litigation experience, Chris regularly advises on legal and practical issues arising in these areas. This includes advising clients upon specific circumstances, engaging in correspondence and negotiation on behalf of clients, and providing template documentation for clients’ use.

Chris has a particular interest in complicated and unusual legal issues, including novel areas of law and matters involving multiple parties and authorities.


  • Administrative and public law
  • Functions and powers of public authorities, public officers, and associations
  • Freedom of information and privacy
  • Public sector complaints and protected disclosures
  • Investigations regarding misconduct, criminal conduct, maladministration and performance issues
  • Industrial instruments, employment contracts, and human resources policies and procedures
  • Equal opportunity and discrimination
  • Work health and safety
  • Workplace and public surveillance and tracking
  • Defamation
  • Native title and aboriginal heritage
  • Mining law
  • Indigenous land use agreements, native title mining agreements, Aboriginal heritage agreements and related notice/negotiation procedures
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