Christopher Yam

Special Counsel

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, Bond University
  • Admitted to practice in the Queensland jurisdiction
  • Admitted to practice in the Federal jurisdiction

Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Debt Recovery
  • Personal and Corporate Insolvency
  • Securities
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Christopher has over 19 years of experience as a lawyer, and has recently moved from Brisbane to Melbourne where his reputation in court is fast becoming one of a precise and dedicated lawyer. Christopher works diligently to ensure his clients achieve the best outcome possible for their legal matters.

Christopher’s area of practice is primarily focussed on commercial litigation, securities, debt recovery, insolvency (corporate and individual), injunctive relief and construction law. He regularly appears in all levels of court in matters that involve a variety of issues including breach of contract, enforcement of securities, enforcing rights under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 and voidable transactions.  He also regularly provides advice to liquidators and trustees in relation to their rights and obligations.

Christopher’s clients range from finance companies, SMEs, liquidators and trustees. He has acted for a liquidator of a company in liquidation in resisting proceeding commenced by an individual in the Federal Court of Australia seeking to appeal the decision of the liquidator to seize a Lamborghini Aventador motor vehicle. Christopher was successful in securing a favourable settlement for his client. He has also acted for a finance corporation in recovering money from a guarantor. Christopher’s client held security by way of an equitable charge over a parcel of land owned by the guarantor and the guarantor’s mother. Christopher was instructed to make an application to the County Court of Victoria for an order that the land be sold pursuant to section 91(2) of the Property Law Act 1958 (Vic). Through effective negotiation, Christopher settled the matter and his client recovered the original amount owed plus costs.


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