Chris Mills

Chris Mills leads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team. He has wide-ranging experience in Courts and Tribunals across several Australian jurisdiction. He is a tenacious advocate and innovative problem-solver. He draws upon the power of curiosity and relentlessly pursues new perspectives in an ever-developing legal environment.

Chris primarily focusses on strategically tailoring options for charities, not-for-profits and social enterprises in areas including company law, employment and workplace relations, insolvency, property and trusts. He has a keen interest in corporate governance and the disputes it can beget. His experience on boards and management committees of not-for-profits and sporting bodies gives him insight into how the relational dynamics of an organisation can be used to resolve disputes.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (UQ) 2013
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 2013
  • Master of Business (by Research) (QUT) 2018
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Selected Publications


Mills, C, (2023) Faith-based Work Arrangements: How the ground is shifting and what you need to know, presentation at Christian Management Australia Conference, Tuesday, 6 June 2023.

Mills, C, (2023) Difficult Conversations, presentation at Associated Christian Schools 2023 Workplace Relations Conference, 8 June 2023.

Mills, C, (2023) It’s All Relative: Conflict of Interest Disclosure in Religious Institutions, presentation at the 5th Annual Law of Religious Institutions Conference by TEN,  5 October 2023.

Mills, C, (2023) Working for the Church: When shared expectations become legal obligations, presentation at the Empowering Religious-Based Institutions: Legal Insights and Practical Solutions Conference by Legalwise in Sydney, 30 November 2023.


Kilroy, D, Mills, C and Andrews, L (2022) Government Supervision of Funding Agreements and the Sisters Inside Case, webinar held by Community Legal Centres Queensland, 20 October 2022.

Mills, C, (2022) Being Prepared for the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board, presentation at the Associated Christian Schools 2022 Workplace Relations Conference, 16 June 2022.


Turnour, M and Mills, C (2020) The Wisdom of Solomon: Dispute Resolution in Faith Based Organisations, presentation at the Second Annual Law of Religious Institutions Conference held by TEN, 8 September 2020.


Mills, C (2018) Bargain or Benefice? Understanding the legal relationship between an Australian church and its clergy, Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.