Stephanie Patterson
Special Counsel
Kath Booth
Partner
Jackie Lazar
Lawyer
Andrew Vincent
Partner
Laura Driscoll
Special Counsel
Miriam Asar
Lawyer
Lucy Masters
Lawyer
Melissa Doran
Special Counsel

Chris Hood

Partner

Chris is a strategic and commercially focused lawyer who enjoys assisting clients across a diverse range of industries in the resolution of complex commercial and construction litigation.

Known for his diligence and down to earth attitude, Chris is recognised for his ability to identify innovative ways to resolve what are otherwise intractable legal disputes.

Chris has acted on behalf of government bodies, listed entities, public and private companies, partnerships and individuals in various jurisdictions across Australia. He also regularly represents clients in inquiries and regulatory proceedings.

Chris has extensive experience advising clients in areas including agriculture, contract law, corporations law, consumer law, building and construction, mining, and property.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Chris worked at HWL Ebsworth and Gadens.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Commercial litigation, regulatory investigations, corporate governance

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Laws – The University of Western Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – College of Law
  • Admitted to practice in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and the High Court
SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Acting for SSE listed Chinese miner in a claim for breaches of warranties provided under share sale agreement.
  • Advising one of the largest construction companies in Australia in a dispute with principal in respect of the construction of a new paediatric teaching hospital in Western Australia.
  • Acting for large nickel miner in respect of breach of contract claim.
  • Acting for an ASX 200 gold explorer in respect of a royalty dispute.
  • Acting for a large mining and logistics company in defending an urgent injunction application seeking to restrain the calling of bank guarantees.
  • Acting for a group of shareholders in a claim against a listed entity for oppressive conduct and other contraventions of the Corporations Act.
  • Acting for aquaculture company in proceedings against State government for breach of contract and misleading and deceptive conduct.
  • Acting for one of Australia’s largest restaurant franchises, in a property dispute involving a claim for adverse possession.
  • Acting for companies, directors, officers and employees in various regulatory investigations and inquiries.