Chris is an experienced litigator who acts for clients in a diverse range of disputes and litigation in all forums and jurisdictions, including complex contract disputes and regulatory enforcements, with a specialisation in construction and infrastructure disputes.
Chris’ focus is on providing innovative and commercially focused solutions for clients in all aspects of disputes and litigation. He is known in the industry to work alongside his clients to achieve cost-effective and commercial outcomes when faced with litigation.
Chris has represented clients including the Commonwealth of Australia, UGL, Downer and Transport for NSW in significant litigation across the country.
Since 2017, Chris has also acted as the lead adviser to the Northwest Rail Link JV, providing strategic direction to project-related disputes, claims management and project delivery.
Chris also regularly acts for clients in adjudications under the Security of Payment legislation in all states and territories, and has been responsible for the carriage of some of the largest Security of Payment litigation in NSW.
Commonwealth of Australia
Instructed by the Department of Communications in defending a $1.2 billion contractual claim brought by Optus Networks Limited in the Supreme Court of NSW relating to the construction of national broadband infrastructure.
Northwest Rail Link
Acting for and advising MTR Corporation and UGL Rail Services, responsible for delivery of the $3.2 billion services component of the Sydney Metro Northwest Rail Link, in relation to all claims arising on the project, alternative dispute resolution procedures and litigation.
Acting for a contractor in relation to the Westconnex Project with respect to significant delay and disruption claims arising on the project.
NSW Department of Industry
Prosecuted companies for statutory offences under the Mining Act 1992 (NSW).
Urgent injunctive applications
Acted for a variety of clients in seeking urgent interlocutory relief in the courts, including with respect to bank guarantees and online fraud cases.
Security of Payment adjudications
Acted for clients in countless adjudication processes under the Security of Payment legislation in each state and territory, for both claimants and respondents, including Lendlease, UGL, Downer, Broadspectrum, Cockram Constructions, and IRIS Group.