Chris Groves is a principal in our commercial litigation and dispute resolution team. He is a leading commercial litigation lawyer and an accredited building adjudicator.
Chris practises across a wide range of commercial and related disputes, with a focus on company and partnership disputes, insolvency law, building and construction disputes, trust disputes, property disputes, and recovery actions. He regularly acts for and against insolvency practitioners, developers and property owners, government bodies, large and small builders, shareholders, and insurers. Chris regularly appears in many of Tasmania’s courts and tribunals. He has a reputation for strong commercial judgment and tailored problem solving.
Chris is an adjudicator under the Security of Payment legislation in Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland, and has adjudicated hundreds of construction payment disputes in this role since 2010. Shortly after beginning in the law Chris also completed the University of Southern Queensland/Insolvency Practitioners Association post-graduate insolvency course. Chris has conducted presentations to lawyers and students on aspects of construction law and security of payment, trust/estate disputes and insolvency law, including on behalf of the Law Society of Tasmania, the Australian Insurance Law Association and the University of Tasmania.
- Immunity From Error: The High Court Protects Security of Payment Adjudicators
- Shared Disappointment: Badenach v Calvert and Using the Retainer to Prevent Negligence Claims