Chris Moore is a commercial litigator who has practised in commercial litigation and insurance law for more than 35 years, having spent over 17 years with two top tier Australian firms, where he gained significant experience in those fields, as well as practising for 7 years as a barrister.
His commercial litigation experience includes property, securities and complex multiparty commercial disputes and all facets of insolvency and Corporations Act matters. It also includes partnership/shareholder disputes, major contractual disputes, intellectual property disputes, confidential information disputes, restraint cases, significant estate litigation, defamation and administrative law issues (including at both State and Federal levels).
Whilst his primary focus is on commercial litigation, he has in the past undertaken work for insurer defendants and corporate plaintiffs in all aspects of general and liability insurance (including product and professional liability, directors and officers liability, industrial special risks and life and total and permanent disability claims) and reinsurance claims.
Chris has advised stakeholders in connection with a significant number of class actions in Australia, including securities and product liability actions. He has previously been involved with and appeared in numerous class actions and ordinary claims involving agricultural chemicals and machinery and has developed a considerable knowledge of agricultural loss assessment, including crop modelling techniques.
In line with Hicksons pledge to offer sustainable value, Chris has significant experience in alternative dispute resolution methods to deliver cost-effective outcomes for clients. He brings to bear his wealth of commercial experience to assist and advise on achieving sensible commercial results for his clients.
Having commenced with Hicksons in 2009, Chris was a Partner with the firm from July 2011 until June 2023 from which time he has continued to assist the firm’s clients in his role as a Consultant.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Securities Institute of Australia Certificate and is admitted to practice in NSW and the High Court of Australia.