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.
He was admitted to practise as a
barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2013 and in
the High Court of Australia in 2015.
He 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 in 2015.
Upon commencing with Norman Waterhouse in July 2015, Christopher worked closely with the well-known and highly regarded senior family law practitioners Timothy Adey and Janine Mason until their retirement. Since their retirement, Christopher has been responsible for managing Timothy and Janine’s practices and maintaining the high level of service and expertise their former clients, and his own, are accustomed to.
Christopher offers clients
strategic, pragmatic advice, anchored in the commercial realities of their
While he has extensive experience litigating family law matters
in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, Christopher 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 is equipped to deal with all varieties of family law disputes, from simple divorce applications to complex property and parenting matters, and guides clients through unabating terrain with sensitivity and discretion.
- Matrimonial property settlements
- De facto property settlements
- Child support matters and binding agreements
- Parenting disputes
- Spousal maintenance
- Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
Christopher's Areas of Practice
After separation a party to a relationship is able to seek financial support from their former partner. It is separate to the payment of child support. We are able to tailor our advice to ensure that the individual needs and financial…
If your child or children have been abducted and taken overseas by your partner or former partner you should immediately obtain advice from an experienced family lawyer. Any delay in doing so could have an adverse impact on your position.
Domestic & International Relocation of Children
After a separation it is not unusual for one party to want to move a significant distance away from the other parent. If that situation arises, it is important that you obtain advice from an experienced family lawyer as soon as possible…
Child Support & Children's Living Arrangements
We understand that the emotional and financial welfare and safety of their children is of the utmost importance to our clients. We listen to our client’s concerns and provide appropriate advice to meet those concerns.
De Facto Relationships & Domestic Partnerships
We provide advice in relation to both financial matters and children’s arrangements in circumstances where there has been a breakdown of a de facto relationship or a domestic partnership.