Christopher J. Watson

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative / Public Law
  • Coronial Inquests / Commissions of Inquiry
  • Criminal Law

Date of Admission

1991: Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales

1997: Admitted as a Barrister to the Supreme Court of New South Wales


Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Monash University 1982

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) UTS 1991

Masters of Law (LLM) Sydney University 1995

Diploma of Agriculture, Tocal College 2014

Christopher practices primarily in the Supreme and District Courts of NSW appearing for accused persons in jury trials. Between 1992 and 1997 he worked as a solicitor with the NSW DPP in the then “Special Crime Unit”. Since being admitted to the Bar he has prosecuted a handful of matters for the NSW DPP and for bodies such as the NSW Fair Trading Department. The bulk of his work is defending accused persons in jury trials.

Christopher is a member of the NSW Legal Aid Complex Criminal Matters Panel, Criminal Indictable Panel and the Legal Aid Appeals Panel. His practice includes the most serious matters such as murder, sexual assault, drug importation and manufacture, firearm offences, together with appearing for persons before the ICAC. He is also a member of the Australia New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA) and on occasion prosecutes/defends matters in the NSW/ACT AFL and NEAFL Tribunal.