Chris Maxwell AC QC


Court of Appeals, Supreme Court (VIC)

The Honorable Justice Chris Maxwell AC QC joined the National est2015 Male Champions of Change Group in 2015

Justice Maxwell commenced practice at the Victorian Bar in 1984.  He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998.  He practised in constitutional and administrative law and in revenue law.  In 1994, Justice Chris Maxwell was counsel assisting the Judicial Inquiry into the Australian Secret Intelligence Service.  

In 2003–04, Justice Maxwell undertook a review for the Victorian Government of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985.  The recommendations of that review were implemented in the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

In July 2005, Justice Maxwell was appointed President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria.  In June 2015, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.