Fitzgerald Christopher

Christopher Fitzgerald

Bar roll 2021 Admitted 2016
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Chris practices in commercial law, public law and regulatory investigations

Prior to joining the Bar, Chris was an associate at Allens working in commercial litigation and regulatory investigations. He previously worked in the commercial litigation team at Clayton Utz, before working as an associate to the Hon. Justice Sloss at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Chris also worked at Heinz & Partners, Ballarat.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne. He has lectured Property Law at the university.

Chris read with Liam Brown SC. His senior mentor is Nicholas De Young KC.

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Contact

Correspondence
Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
List G Barristers

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Wills & Probate
  • Regulatory Investigations
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Defamation
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Extradition Law
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Native Title
  • Public International Law

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Melb)

Juris Doctor (Melb)

Master of Laws (Melb)

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals 

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

AMA16 v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2023] FedCFamC2G 331

DDD v Magistrates' Court of Victoria [2023] VSC 89

Dudley v Secretary to the Department of Justice and Community Safety (2021) 66 VR 403; [2021] VSC 567

DWK22 v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2023] FedCFamC2G 393

DXI19 v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

[2023] FedCFamC2G 853

EIC20 v MICMSMA [2021] FedCFamC2G 282

EIC20 v MICMSMA [2022] FCA 1000

HKTR and NDIA [2022] AATA 150

JGNS and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs (Migration) [2023] AATA 3210

McKechnie v Secretary of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (Human Rights) [2023] VCAT 905

McKechnie v Secretary to the Department of Justice and Community Safety (Weekly Payments Judgment) [2023] VSC 542

McKechnie v Secretary to the Department of Justice and Community Safety (Costs Judgment) [2023] VSC 638

McKechnie v State of Victoria [2022] VSC 801

McKechnie v State of Victoria [2023] VSC 234

McKechnie v State of Victoria [2023] VSC 259

McKechnie v State of Victoria [2023] VSCA 158

McPadden v Secretary to the Department of Justice & Community Safety [2023] VSC 669

Minogue v Falkingham [2022] VSCA 111

Mitrov Homes Pty Ltd v Mustafa (No 2) [2023] VSC 386

Ngatoko v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2023] FCA 1165

Ngatoko v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs (No 2) [2023] FCA 1384

Nguyen v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2023] FedCFamC2G 231

Nkani v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2023] FCA 1410

Proprac Nominees Pty Ltd & Anor v Anderson [2023] VCC 403

Proprac Nominees Pty Ltd & Anor v Anderson (No 2) [2023] VCC 571

QYFM v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs (2023) 409 ALR 65; [2023] HCA 15

Rowson v Department of Justice (No 2) [2022] VSC 382

Thompson v Minogue (2021) 67 VR 301; [2021] VSCA 358 (applications for special leave dismissed: Minogue v Thompson (in his capacity as Governor of Barwon Prison) [2022] HCATrans 175)

Tonga v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2023] FCA 1179

Unison Housing v Nelson (Residential Tenancies) [2023] VCAT 1097

XPU v VWA [2022] VSC 620