Christopher Lawrence

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law – parenting and property matters
  • Wills and Probate, including Family Provision
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate


Practice Profile

Chris Lawrence practises mainly in the areas of Family Law and Equity and Estates.

Chris’s practice has a strong focus on Family Law. He is briefed to represent clients in both property and parenting proceedings. He is a member of the Law Council’s Family Law Section.

A large amount of Chris’s work is also in the fields of Equity and Estates. He provides advocacy and advice in matters including family provision claims, contested wills, trusts and property. Chris has authored articles and given a number of papers to other lawyers in the area.

Chris also undertakes a broad range of other work including matters involving bankruptcy, corporations, contracts, employment law, insolvency, intellectual property, misrepresentations, partnerships, and professional negligence.

Called to the NSW Bar in 2006, Chris practised from Seventh Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers and, since 2008, has been a member of Edmund Barton Chambers. He was previously a solicitor at a boutique Sydney firm working in the areas of employment and commercial litigation acting for banks, insurers and other corporate clients and individuals. Having worked previously at the office of the NSW DPP, he is also regularly briefed to appear for clients in criminal matters.






Supreme Court of New South Wales
High Court of Australia


Professional Experience


Barrister, Sydney Bar


Solicitor, Shanahan Tudhope Lawyers, Sydney


Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW), Sydney


Articles and Papers