Christopher E. Taylor

Bachelor of Applied Science – Building
Bachelor of Laws – Honours
Professional Certificate in Arbitration
Registered Adjudicator – BCIPA
Licenced Open Builder – Qld


T: 07 4050 2400
M: 0419 673 949


Prior to law, Mr Taylor worked within the construction industry both in Australia and South East Asia, employed at various times by some of the largest contractors in Australia.  His work included the full array of services from estimating, contract administration, site management, project coordination and development management.  He developed an expertise in addressing distressed projects suffering time delays, quality issues and cost overruns.  He was often called upon to review a project; re-organise its programme, site management team, administration and budget.

As a result of this expertise, in 1990 Mr Taylor was asked to assist on projects in South-East Asia, He consulted on projects in the Middle East, Guam and the Philippines.  During this time he worked closely with design and construction consultants, and firms in the international legal community.

Mr Taylor was admitted as a solicitor in the Queensland and the ACT in 2002.

Mr Taylor worked with Gadens Lawyers in their Cairns office and was a partner in that firm. 

In late 2006 Mr Taylor concentrated his efforts as a sole practitioner and established his own practice.  Ultimately that led to his call to the Queensland Bar in November 2011 where Mr Taylor now practises.

With his background and experience in construction, his main area of practice is in building and construction law.  However he is also called upon to advise on and appear in insolvency matters as well as general commercial disputes. 

Mr Taylor maintains a focus on and passion for alternative dispute resolution, particularly arbitration, conciliation and adjudication.  He is an accredited mediator, arbitrator and registered adjudicator, regularly called upon to advise on, and conduct, mediations and arbitrations in both construction and commercial disputes, as well as adjudications under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act.