Christopher was admitted as a solicitor in February 2014 and is a member of the Law Society of NSW. Before joining Stacks, Christopher worked as paralegal, senior paralegal and solicitor at other law firms. He also worked as an electorate officer for the NSW parliament and as a senior solicitor for The Australian Legal Practice.
Throughout his career, Christopher has exceeded client expectations while managing numerous matters across a broad range of areas, particularly in the fields of commercial litigation, debt recovery and insolvency. He has developed a wealth of experience acting in many varied matters that have involved intellectual property, bankrupt estates, construction, corporate restructuring, contracts and many other areas of law.
In the course of managing several proceedings involving complex litigation, Christopher has developed a thorough understanding of commercial litigation processes. In doing so he has appeared in a number of jurisdictions, ranging from the local court to the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court.
He has managed all aspects of the debt recovery process, from commencement of proceedings to enforcement of judgment. This typically involved the use of garnishee orders, writs of execution and examination orders.
Christopher has also appeared in the Federal Circuit Court and Supreme Court in the course of numerous bankruptcy and winding up proceedings.
Some matters he has worked on include acting in a professional negligence claim exceeding $3 million in the Supreme Court. The successful prosecution of this claim involved a substantial number of complex matters. He also successfully acted in a breach of deed claim which was ultimately appealed to the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal.
Christopher has acted in a matter in which his client and his client’s family faced imminent eviction from their family home. He successfully acted to avert the eviction and assisted in the refinancing of his client’s property.
Christopher prides himself on communicating with his clients in a clear and understandable way and avoiding legal jargon wherever possible, to ensure his clients have a thorough understanding of their matters. He understands the importance of commerciality to his clients, so he endeavours to ensure that their matters are resolved in a cost-effective way.
Outside of work, Christopher likes spending time with his girlfriend and her daughter, their pet black Labrador, Jack, and their chickens, Owla, Winnifred and Fawkes. He also enjoys watching Netflix and playing computer games.