Chris is a litigation specialist whose practice involves both commercial and public law litigation. He has a particular interest in class actions, information technology project disputes, complex commercial disputes and judicial review. He has appeared as counsel at every level of the New Zealand court system.
Chris tailors solutions to meet his clients' needs. He provides balanced and strategic advice when it is sought, and committed advocacy when it is needed.
Since bringing his litigation experience and legal knowledge to Russell McVeagh, Chris has acted for corporate and public sector clients on a range of contract, information technology, intellectual property, securities and administrative law disputes. He has acted both for and against government clients. He presently acts for two Credit Suisse entities in a significant securities class action involving claims valued in the order of $200 million.
Chris is a former New Zealand Rhodes Scholar and is also Russell McVeagh's National Recruitment Team Chair for 2019. He was recognised as a Leading Lawyer in Litigation by Best Lawyers® 2020 New Zealand, and has previously been named in NZ Lawyer's ‘Hot List', profiled in The Legal 500, and nominated as an Acritas StarTM Lawyer.