Assistant Crown Solicitor
Chris has extensive experience in commercial, corporate governance and property law. His advice is sought for government contracts, on the legal implications of government initiatives, information privacy and GST matters. Prior to joining Crown Law in 2004, Chris spent several years in large private law firms where he specialised in commercial and property law.
- Advising on and drafting government contracts, including procurement, variation, termination and novation.
- Preparing templates for agreements, including agreements with overseas education authorities for student exchanges programs and financial assistance deeds for government grant programs.
- Conducting privacy impact assessments for government initiatives, including Smartcard licences and a client service web portal.
- Advising on national regulatory systems and laws, including the Rail Safety National Law and National Regulatory System for Community Housing.
- Advising on GST and the stamp duty implications of transactions.
- Advising on competition and consumer law.
- Advising on disaster relief appeal funds and charitable trusts, including drafting trust deeds and advising on endorsement for tax deductibility.
- Drafting museum and gallery loan and exhibition agreements.
- Advising on liability and risk management in connection with the provision of government services and facilities, including transport and cyclone shelters.