Christopher Smith




Christopher has practiced in both the private and public sector as a family lawyer and exclusively in family law since 2016.

Before joining Blackwood Family Lawyers, Christopher worked in both private practice and as a Duty Lawyer at the Federal Circuit Court of Australia where he represented and advised clients at Court in complex family law matters concerning children and property.

His time as a Duty Lawyer has refined Christopher’s skills in communication, advocacy and negotiation.

Christopher is client focussed. He is focussed on providing pragmatic solutions to difficult legal problems in an empathetic way and guiding clients through the family law process.

Christopher is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Council of Australia Family Law Section and has published articles in the Law Institute Journal.


  • Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) – Monash University
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Leo Cussen Institute
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) – La Trobe University


  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Law Council of Australia – Family Law Section


Telephone: 03 8672 5222
Office Address: Level 3, 224 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000

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