Chris appears at trial in civil juries and causes, on appeal, in class actions and before Royal Commissions and Inquiries. His primary area of interest is common law.
He also appears before both professional disciplinary and sporting tribunals and has a particular interest in motor racing related matters.
He is the current President of the Bar Council.
Some Recent Appearances
2017 Kamasee & ors v Cth of Australia & ors (Supreme Court)
Manus Island class action. Senior Counsel for the Commonwealth leading a team of 6 junior counsel
2016 Kilmore Bushfires Class action. Senior Assessor
2016 Murrindindi-Marysville Bushfires class action. Senior Assessor
Court of Appeal
Nillumbik Shire Council v YMCA  VSCA 192
Calderbank offers – costs
YMCA v Nillumbick Shire Council  VSCA 197
Public liability, Insurance
Hodder v Hamilton & anor  VSCA 279
Occupiers Liability, Evidence
Anthony Parcel Services Pty Ltd ats Acciarito  VSC 78
Transport accident, Duty of Care, Independent contractor
TAC ats Jefic  VCC
First Jury e-trial in the County Court
Matthews v Amaca & Seltsam Dec 2019 J. Dixon J.
Dust diseases – asbestos
State of Victoria ats Ewins & Sukys Nov 2019 J. Dixon J.
Inflation Nightclub Shooting – injuries
GHD Pty Ltd & anor ats VWA  VSC 607
Recovery – contribution
Greater Shepparton City Council ats Clarke  VSC 542
Road Management Act, Duty, Public Liability
Floyd Industries Pty Ltd & anor ats Notman  VSC 457
Public Liability, Duty of Care, Contribution
Addas Israel School ats Erlich  VSC 499
Sexual Assault, Vicarious Liability
Demeduik v Medical Board of Australia (2019)
Eli Evans v CAMS (2018)
Disciplinary Tribunal determining the 2018 Australian Rally Champion
V8 Supercar Court of Appeal (2017)
Member of the Court determining protest from Bathurst 1000
Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry (2015)
Counsel for the Chief Medical Officer of Victoria