The Williams + Hughes Team

Chris Bailey

Special Counsel

LLB (Hons), BA (Hons)

  • Corporate & Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation & Trusts Disputes
  • Insolvency
  • Mining, Exploration, Energy & Mining Services
  • Agribusiness, Aquaculture & Farming Litigation
  • Contested Wills & Estate Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Trade Practices & Australian Consumer Law

Being an effective litigator requires creativity, commerciality, determination, intellect and efficiency, and it is these qualities Chris believes in providing to clients. He provides strong and persuasive advocacy in the Supreme, Federal and District courts in a wide range of matters, with a particular focus on corporate and trust disputes, property and contract litigation, consumer and trade practices law and insolvency. Chris advises a wide range of companies (both private and listed) in the mining, finance, property and construction industries, professional service providers and technology companies, as well as individuals and small businesses.

Whilst Chris’ area of practice is broad, he has a particular expertise in family trust and estate disputes. He also regularly contributes to legal academic journals.

Litigation can be a major investment, and Chris believes it is important to formulate a clear strategy with his clients to best achieve quick and successful outcomes, including where possible by mediation and negotiation.

Chris joined Williams + Hughes in 2008 after previously working for Justice Owen at the Supreme Court of Western Australia on the Bell litigation, the longest-running court dispute in Western Australia's history.

Chris also speaks French, and when he is not working he can usually be found on a bicycle having developed a passion for it after cycling from Canada to Mexico for charity.

Chris’ recent matters include:


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