Chris has been a partner of the firm for more than 25 years and, during that time, has built an enviable reputation in the areas of environmental law and water law, commercial property, planning and the water industry. He was listed as one of the top environmental lawyers in Australia by the 2012 Chambers and Partners guide to global lawyers.
He has assisted in obtaining relevant environmental and planning approvals and has advised numerous companies on strategic issues in preparing applications for State and Commonwealth Approvals including the appropriate approach to environmental impact assessment.
Chris has developed particular expertise in relation to the sale and purchase of contaminated sites, both at an early stage in the process of assessing the risks involved, and then in preparing documents which allocate that risk.
He is the relationship partner for Melbourne Water Corporation and in that capacity has provided advice in relation to a broad range of issues including the setting of rates, the creation of drainage schemes, VCAT appeals and a range of property matters.
Chris has acted for Shell for more than 25 years in relation to its network of retail sites, which includes a complete range of property, planning and environmental issues.
Other clients that Chris regularly works with are Acciona, Ford, Orica, Rio Tinto and Woolworths.
Areas of Expertise
- Environment & Planning
- Climate Change
- Real Estate (Sector)
- Real Estate (Service)
Recent News & Publications
- Client Update - 6 March 2014
- Focus - 1 November 2013
- Focus - 17 June 2013