Call to the Bar: 2006
Areas of Practice
- Family Law – parenting and property matters
- Succession, Wills and Probate, including Family Provision
Chris Lawrence is briefed predominantly for advocacy and advice in Family Law matters.
His experience covers all aspects of both property and parenting cases. His appearance work includes trials, interlocutory applications, appeals, and mediations.
Chris also has a substantial succession law practice, covering amongst other things contested wills, family provision claims, equity and trusts, probate suits, and related issues. He has authored articles and given a number of papers to other lawyers in the area.
He undertakes interstate and circuit work.
Before joining Edmund Barton Chambers in 2008, Chris practised from Seventh Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers. At the Bar, Chris developed a broad practice covering equity and trusts, bankruptcy, corporations, contracts, crime, employment law, insolvency, intellectual property, misrepresentations, partnerships, and professional negligence, before developing a focus on family law, and succession and equity work.
As a solicitor, he practised in employment and commercial litigation, acting for banks, insurers and other corporate clients and individuals. Prior to that, he worked at the office of the NSW Director Public Prosecutions.
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