Areas of Practice:
Chris practices in criminal law and has extensive advocacy experience.
He holds an Indictable Crime Certificate and is on the Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List.
Since coming to the Bar, Chris has appeared regularly in Committal proceedings, trials in the County Court as well as pre-trial argument, and proceedings under the Serious Offenders Act 2018. He has also appeared unled in the Court of Appeal and has conducted bail applications in the Supreme Court.
He practiced as a solicitor advocate for 5 years prior to coming to the Bar and accrued significant experience in all areas of summary and indictable crtime. Chris also spent several years with the Fitzroy Legal Service in various capacities and is adept at working with a broad spectrum of clients with complex backgrounds and presentations.
He graduated with Honours from Monash University in 2014 and received a number of prizes including winning the Monash University General Moot in 2012. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of the criminal law and has tutored in criminal law and procedure at Monash University. He is also a Reporter for the Victorian Reports, completing headnotes on leading authorities in criminal law.
Chris read with Geoffrey Steward. His senior mentor is Peter Chadwick QC.Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
- Christopher Hooper, ‘Your story and theirs: Victoria’s Youth Justice Group Conferencing Program’ (2013) 39(2) Monash University Law Review 539-567.
- Christopher Hooper, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Ben Martini, ‘Cloud computing and its implications for cybercrime investigations in Australia’ (2013) 29(2) Computer Law and Security Review 152-63.
- Henry Hillman, Christopher Hooper, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, ‘Online child exploitation: Challenges and future research directions’ (2014) 30 Computer Law and Security Review 687-698.