Christopher Austin

Advocate

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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.

He was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister (non-practicing) in 1996, sworn in as a Jersey Advocate in 2014 and joined Le Gallais & Luce in November 2018.

After 13 years at Bedell Cristin and a further seven years as Head of Litigation at a newly established Jersey law firm, Christopher joined Le Gallais & Luce in 2018.

His contentious law experience includes civil disputes including property law, personal injury, wills and estates, business disputes and trust related issues. Christopher also has a criminal law practice, regularly appearing for clients in both the Magistrates Court and Royal Court.

He is the appointed Clerk to the Commissioners of Appeal of Income Tax, and the legal representative on the Jersey Chamber of Commerce Employment and Skills Committee.

Chris is a member of the panel of approved legal representatives under the Law Society of Jersey’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme, qualifying him to represent clients who have brought applications before the Jersey Mental Health Review Tribunal under the provisions of the Mental Health (Jersey) Law 2016 and the Capacity and Self-Determination (Jersey) Law 2016.