Chris has practised law exclusively on behalf of local government since 1984.
Chris is a lifelong resident of B.C. and attended the University of British Columbia where he received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and then his Bachelor of Laws Degree. After articling and being called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1983, he attended the University of Oxford where he received a Graduate Degree in Law.
Chris has a mixed practice of solicitor’s and barrister’s work, advising on all areas of municipal law and in particular has provided advice and acted as counsel in matters involving conflict of interest, public-private partnerships, complex developments, bylaw challenges and subdivision appeals. He has appeared in all levels of Court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of local government clients.
Chris is also active in the Canadian Bar Association, the Municipal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and with the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia as a speaker in courses involving municipal and real estate law issues.
In his spare time, Chris is an avid runner and is a member of the 7 Continents Club, having completed a marathon on all 7 Continents.