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.
- 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.
We can assist our clients with a divorce or provide them with the names of marriage guidance counsellors, should they want to explore the possibility of reconciliation. It is important to obtain our expert advice in relation to the…