Chris is an experienced commercial litigator with a broad practice. He has a particular focus on complex contractual, professional negligence, insolvency, administrative, and trust law disputes.
Chris holds a Master of Laws from University College London, a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (First Class) and Bachelor of Arts from University of Otago. He was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in November 2017.
Chris spent five and a half years practicing at a premium boutique litigation firm in Auckland, New Zealand, before moving to London to study for his LLM. He joined Enyo in November 2023.
- Acting for a large property developer in a complex contractual claim against a local government body and a related entity. The claim concerned the design and construction of a metropolitan town centre and was heard at a two-month high trial in the New Zealand High Court.
- Acting for a government agency in a successful defence of a contractual and statutory duties claim and subsequent cost and enforcement proceedings against the unsuccessful claimant and several non-parties, which reached the leave to appeal stage of the Supreme Court.
- Acting for a software provider against a former client in a contractual and consumer protection claim, in relation to failed software implementation project.
- Acting for an incorporated society advocating for the disabled and visually impaired in an application for judicial review of local and central government decisions allowing e scooters to be operated on the footpath.
- Acting for and advising a large insurance broker in relation to numerous allegations of professional negligence and breach of contract.
- Acting for Public Trust, New Zealand’s statutory trustee, in relation to numerous allegations of breach of contract, professional negligence, and breach of trust.