Chris is the firm’s Workplace and Insurance Services team leader and the relationship partner for Worksafe Victoria.  His areas of expertise are in workcover, insurance litigation, common law personal injuries claims and statutory compensation disputes.

With over 20 years working as a defendant solicitor Chris has experienced a wide variety of litigation and advice work on behalf of the Worksafe Victoria and a number of leading employers and self-insurers. Chris has been involved in complex litigation in all Victorian jurisdictions including the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Court of Appeal where he has achieved success in a number of important cases.

Within the Workplace and Insurance Services team Chris plays a leading role in the management, development and implementation of key strategy initiatives to improve the quality of outcomes and services provided to the team’s clients.

Chris has a tremendous passion for his work and enjoys a strong relationship with his clients, members of the Victorian Bar, the Judiciary and other stakeholders.

Joining the firm in 2000 as a solicitor, Chris became a partner in 2005. Chris has a Bachelor of Laws (Monash University), Bachelor of Economics (Monash University with a Masters of Laws (Comparative Law).

Chris has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a “preeminent” lawyer in the area of Workers Compensation (Defendant) (2015 and 2017 – 2021), and in Doyle’s Guide (2016) as a “leading lawyer” in the Victorian market for WorkSafe & Workers Compensation. He has also been recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2018 – 2022) in the area of Insurance law.