Chris Fenwick Portrait

Chris Fenwick

Bar roll 2015 Admitted 1998
  • Commercial Law
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Chris Fenwick practises in corporate and commercial law

Chris advises and appears in:

  • - corporate and personal insolvency matters; and
  • - commercial law matters (contract, consumer law, equity, trusts, banking/ enforcement of securities, and corporations law).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Chris was a Senior Associate in the insolvency team of Ashurst Australia.

Since coming to the Bar, Chris has advised and appeared in matters involving:


Winding up and bankruptcy proceedings and advice

Public examinations

Voidable transaction and insolvent trading claims

Insolvent trading

Managed Investment Schemes

Appointment of liquidator of trustee company as receiver of trust assets

Approval of external administrators’ remuneration

Applications for extension to the convening period

Applications for the appointment of a special purpose liquidator

Applications for judicial advice (Order 54)


Contracts, debt, guarantee, enforcement of security

Consumer Law

Freezing and search orders

Contempt of Court

Removal of caveats

Applications for approval of settlements reached by representative parties

Breach of director’s duty/ fiduciary duty, accessorial liability, constructive/ resulting trusts

Dismissal of proceedings based on the res judicata


Domestic Building

Tenancy – residential and retirement village

Consumer/ trader disputes

Water Act

Chris has a Bachelor of Laws and Arts (with Honours) from Monash University and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne. In 2011, he completed the ARITA advanced insolvency course with High Distinction.

Additionally, Chris lectures at Monash University (JD and Undergraduate) in Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Trusts, and has previously taught Contracts, Equity, and Corporations Law.

Chris read with Hamish Austin QC and his senior mentor was Paul Anastassiou QC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 15 Room 13

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Real Property



Master of Laws (Melb)

Bachelor of Laws (Mon)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(Mon)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia