“Why do you want to be a lawyer?”
Chris answered this when he was in primary school.
“Because I like having discussions to get my point across to convince others as to why they should do things a certain way. It’s fun because you have to listen and see why they don’t want to do things a certain way.”
This was during his attempts to convince his parents that it was a really good idea for them to buy him an unnecessarily expensive mountain bike. He went off tangent while giving reasons to buy the bike and said that he should be a lawyer.
With that mindset since primary school he has gone on to obtain a Bachelor of International Relations (Business) and a Bachelor of Laws at Bond University and was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2016.
Born to a Japanese mother and an Australian father, Chris grew up with a multicultural mentality to accept and adapt to different ways of thinking and different environments. Chris’ knowledge of the Japanese language (native and professionally fluent) and profound love for Xiao Long Bao (Steamed Dumplings) took him to China’s Shanghai and Suzhou where he studied Mandarin Chinese which he can now speak at a conversational level.
Chris has worked in all tiers of law firms ranging from boutique, mid-tier, and global law firms in both Australia and China. Chris has experience in Commercial, Corporate, International Commercial, Civil Litigation, Property Law, Personal Injuries, and Wills and Estates law.
Having gained experience in a number of areas, Chris has found his niche in Commercial, Property and Wills and Estates law and Japanese legal services.
Outside of work Chris enjoys training in two styles of Karate and sings opera.