Full Name: Mr Chris Oldham
Mobile: 0417538132
Date of Admission: 27 May 2011
Called to the Bar: 2 May 2019
Qualifications: BSc, Dip Law (LPAB NSW)
Previous Occupation: Maritime Warfare Officer (Royal Australian Navy), Management Consultant, Solicitor


Chris accepts briefs to appear and advise in migration law, criminal law, commercial disputes, military law, family law, employment law, and common law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Chris practised as a solicitor for over seven years in a boutique commercial law firm and a leading migration law firm.

Chris’ commercial practice saw him providing advice in commercial disputes, drafting shareholder agreements, opposing winding-up applications, unfair dismissals, and seconded to work with in-house legal teams. Chris’ work in migration law saw him appear in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as well as give advice in all areas of migration law. Chris’ migration practice also took him into areas of criminal, family, and employment law. As a result of these intersections of the law, Chris has also appeared at the Magistrates’ Court in Victoria and the Fair Work Commission.

Before being admitted to legal practice, Chris had a 17-year career as a Maritime Warfare Officer in the Royal Australian Navy. Chris also has six years of management consulting experience, advising telecommunication and energy service providers on commercial matters relating to IT transformation projects.

Chris is reading with Mark Rinaldi and his Senior Mentor is Tim North QC.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

  • Contractual Disputes

Common Law

Criminal Law

  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court


  • Military Law

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

Public Law & Administrative Law

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