Christopher Mitchell
Christopher Mitchell

Christopher accepts briefs in all areas of law.

Christopher is briefed regularly as junior counsel in large and high-profile commercial and regulatory matters, including for Volkswagen in various diesel emissions-related proceedings, NAB in the banking Royal Commission, Hancock Prospecting, Tabcorp, Babcock & Brown and Bluescope Steel.

Christopher also appears unled in civil, professional discipline and criminal proceedings, including in District Court jury trials for serious indictable offences. He is briefed regularly by Legal Aid and the Health Care Complaints Commission, and is on the CDPP external junior counsel panel.

Before being called to the bar, Christopher was a Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to that, he was a prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia where he worked on two cases related to the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, including the prosecution of Radovan Karadzic, the former president of the Bosnian Serb Republic. Both cases resulted in convictions for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Christopher is a sessional lecturer at Macquarie University and has convened courses in International Dispute Settlement and International Criminal Law.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours (LLB Hons) from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Sydney.