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Norman Waterhouse
Christopher commenced practising criminal defence law with one of Adelaide’s preeminent specialist law firms, where he undertook regular advocacy work on behalf of clients in the Magistrates Court, before transitioning to exclusive family law practice at the conclusion of 2014.

About Christopher

Christopher obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide in 2011, after completing a Bachelor of Journalism with Melbourne’s Monash University in 2009.

Christopher is admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia.

A singular focus on family law practice has allowed Christopher to cultivate significant experience and expertise in dealing with all issues arising from parties’ separations, ranging from simple divorce applications to more challenging property and parenting disputes. To that end, Christopher has developed a particular proclivity for and formed a keen understanding of the principles applicable to complex property settlement matters involving private companies, partnerships and trust structures.

Christopher employs a calm and pragmatic approach to family law disputes, assisting clients to achieve positive and viable resolutions. At the same time, though, he is mindful of attempting to balance outcomes against the importance of limiting the adverse impacts of family law disputes on both clients and their loved ones. While Christopher has extensive experience litigating family law matters in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia, he often favours less adversarial measures, where appropriate, and regularly promotes the use of alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation, with a view to minimising both costs and conflict.

Christopher has a natural aptitude for legal strategy and provides clients with practical, considered advice, anchored in the commercial realities of their matters. He is properly equipped to deal with all varieties of family law disputes, and guides clients through what is often unfamiliar, and at times unforgiving, terrain, while affording a level of sensitivity and discretion befitting of the circumstances at hand.

Specialisations

  • Matrimonial property settlements
  • De facto property settlements
  • Child support matters and binding agreements
  • Parenting disputes
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Divorce

Affiliations

  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia

Christopher's Areas of Practice

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