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Christopher Austin

Advocate

Christopher is a Senior Associate in Le Gallais & Luce’s Litigation department. He  undertakes all of the Litigation work for the firm, including some family law.

Christopher was sworn in as a Jersey Advocate on 3 March 2014 and joined Le Gallais & Luce in November 2018. Previously he had worked in the Litigation department of Bedell Cristin for over 13 years, following which he joined Parslows where he was head of litigation. Graduating from the University of Plymouth with an upper second-class honours degree in law in 1994, he then proceeded to study the Bar Vocational Course in 1995 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister (non-practicing) in 1996. Christopher hereafter completed the Jersey Law Course to qualify as a Jersey Advocate.

Christopher has been involved in a number of notable cases, including a case where he represented a police officer who was charged with dangerous driving, defense of injunctive proceedings where a breach of restrictive employment covenants was alleged, defense of common law property claims, and a number of applications to the Liquor Licensing Assembly both for Liquor and Registered Managers.