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Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor

Prior to law, Mr Taylor worked within the construction industry both in Australia and South East Asia, employed at various times by some of the largest contractors in Australia.  His work included the full array of services from estimating, contract administration, site management, project coordination and development management.  During this time he developed an expertise in addressing distressed projects suffering time delays, quality issues and cost overruns, and so was often called upon to review a project, then re-organise its programme, site management team, administration, and budget.

As a result of this expertise, in 1990 Mr Taylor was asked to assist on projects in South-East Asia where he ultimately established his own construction project management company in Thailand for part of the 1990’s employing at its highest 32 staff. He consulted on projects in Thailand, Burma, the Middle East, Guam, and the Philippines.  During this time he worked closely with design and construction consultants, and firms in the international legal community. Following the on-set of the Asian economic crisis in mid-1997, Mr Taylor ceased his business in Thailand, returned to Australia, and shifted his focus to the legal profession.

Mr Taylor obtained his law degree and was admitted as a solicitor in the Queensland and the ACT in 2002, thereafter working with Gadens Lawyers in their Cairns office where for a short time he  was a partner, later concentrating his efforts as a sole practitioner in 2006.  Ultimately that led to his call to the Queensland Bar in November 2011 where Mr Taylor now practises. With his background and experience in construction, his main area of practice is in building and construction law.  However he is also called upon to advise on and appear in general commercial disputes. He also maintains a focus on and passion for alternative dispute resolution, particularly arbitration, conciliation and adjudication.  He is an accredited mediator, arbitrator and registered adjudicator, regularly called upon to advise on, and conduct, mediations and arbitrations in both construction and commercial disputes, as well as adjudications under Security of Payment legislation in Queensland and other jurisdictions of Australia.


In December 2019, Mr Taylor was appointed a Sessional Member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal in which he now regularly hears and determines building disputes, guardianship and administration matters, and general administrative review matters.

Contact Christopher

T  07 3210 1688 

M 0419 673 949

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