Full Name: Chris Edwards
Mobile: 0433408416
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0909
Date of Admission: 15 Feb 2012
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2017
Qualifications: BA LLB
Previous Occupation: Solicitor Advocate


Chris specialises in Criminal Law and takes briefs in all forms of criminal and quasi-criminal law.

During his time at the Bar, Chris has appeared regularly in contested matters relating to historical sex offences, offences against the person and drug related offending. Chris also appears in complicated sentencing matters covering mandatory sentencing (in both the Northern Territory and Victoria), sex offences covering both Commonwealth and Victorian legislation and homicide matters.  

Chris maintains an interest in the intersection between policy and legislation coming from experience gained as a Committee Member of the Criminal Lawyers of the Northern Territory and is available to appear in tribunal or coronial matters. 

Chris previously worked for James Dowsley and Associates, and for government and quasi- government agencies including Legal Aid Queensland, as a member of their Serious Crime team, and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA).

During his time at NAAJA, Chris appeared regularly in contested hearings and bail applications in Katherine, Darwin and remote and regional courts including Ngukurr, Lajamanu, and Maningrida and throughout North-East Arnhem Land. He also appeared in pleas and breaches in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.

At James Dowsley and Associates, Chris appeared as solicitor advocate on a daily basis in the County Court, Magistrate's Court and Children's Court in contested bail applications, pleas of guilty, committal matters and Children's Court indictable matters.

Chris has also retained conduct of serious indictable offences in the Supreme, County and District Courts of  Victoria, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Chris read with His Honour Judge Johns and his Senior Mentor was David Hallowes SC. 

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

From 27 Oct 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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