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Chris Moore
Partner - Commercial Dispute Resolution

Chris Moore
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Partner Chris Moore is a commercial litigator who has practised in insurance law and commercial litigation for over 25 years, including seven years as a barrister. Chris’ commercial litigation experience includes property, securities and complex multi-party commercial disputes including enforcement actions and consequent insolvency / bankruptcy proceedings. He has acted in numerous representative proceedings (better known as class actions) in the Federal Court. Chris acted for one of the parties in the test case brought by the liquidator of New Cap Reinsurance Corporation (which was ultimately decided in the High Court) and acted for the liquidators of FAI Insurance in the successful recovery of claims denied by reinsurers under a series of old reinsurance agreements. He has undertaken work for insurer defendants and corporate plaintiffs in all aspects of general insurance (product and professional liability, D&O, ISR and life insurance claims) and reinsurance claims. 

He has significant experience in alternative dispute resolution methods to deliver cost effective outcomes for clients within calculated risk parameters. He has also been involved in a number of significant cases in which he has successfully undertaken the dual roles of both solicitor and junior counsel. He believes this can be an effective means, in appropriate cases, of delivering an overall cost saving to the client.

Chris has been involved and appeared in numerous class actions and ordinary claims involving agricultural chemicals and machinery. Accordingly, he has developed a considerable knowledge of agricultural loss assessment including crop modelling techniques. He has also gained considerable experience in acting for employers, insurers and reinsurers in relation to indemnity issues arising out of asbestos handling.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Securities Institute of Australia Certificate. He commenced with Hicksons in November 2009 and  is admitted to practice in New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.