Bar Roll – 2005   
Admitted – 4th September, 1998

Phone – (03) 9225 7333
Email –


Bar Roll – 2005   
Admitted – 4th September, 1998

Phone – (03) 9225 7333
Email –

Admitted to practice in

  • Tasmania
  • Federal Jurisdictions

Area of Law

  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Contract
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Corporations (Company) Law
  • Courts Martial/Military Law & Tribunals
  • Disciplinary & Related Tribunals
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Personal Injuries
  • Probate/Wills/Family Provision
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Liability


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 18 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.

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In additional to general commercial law matters, Chris practises widely in administrative tribunals, 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 current President of the Tasmanian Bar.

He is also the Deputy Chief Chairperson and a member of the Forest Practices Tribunal established under the Forest Practices Act 1985 (Tas); a former member of of the Tasmanian Attorney-General’s Sentencing Advisory Council; a 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.

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