Chris Gunson SC joined the Bar in 2005 after 7 years as a barrister and solicitor engaged in civil and criminal litigation. He is also admitted in Victoria.
Chris, who was the editor of the Tasmanian Reports for several years, has a breadth of experience in all areas of the law and over 23 years has appeared as counsel at trial and on appeal in the Supreme Court of Tasmania, the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.
In addition to general commercial law matters, Chris practises widely in administrative public law, particularly relating to professional discipline. He also has extensive experience in complex environment law matters, and has a strong interest in international humanitarian law and is a former Tasmanian chairperson of the Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee.
Chris is an Army Reserve legal officer and a qualified mediator.
Chris is the former President of the Tasmanian Bar.
He is also a former Deputy Chief Chairperson and a member of the Forest Practices Tribunal established under the Forest Practices Act 1985 (Tas); a former member of the Tasmanian Attorney-General’s Sentencing Advisory Council; a former member of the Council of the Tasmanian Bar; and a member of the Law Society of Tasmania’s Litigation Committee and the Mediation & Arbitration Committee.
Chris was appointed senior counsel on 20th June 2016.