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Christopher Lever – Interview Baker Deane & Nutt Lawyers

For the last three years, Baker Deane & Nutt has been home to Christopher Lever, one of the firms’ young guns. His application to be admitted to the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory was moved by Richard Baker a partner at Baker Deane & Nutt.

Chris completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Canberra and undertook his practical legal training through the National College of Law. Outside of work hours, you may find him exploring the fishing grounds of the ACT and NSW in a four wheel drive or alternatively, trying to keep up with his friends and colleagues on the mountain bike tracks of Stromlo.

What is a job highlight for you?

“I attempt to provide my clients with the best service possible. Knowing that I have achieved a great settlement or resolution in my client’s matter generally puts a smile on my face.”

Who do you look up to?

“I have had a number of people in my life act as mentors to me and I suppose I look up to them. I value their advice as well as the time they have put in to help me get where I am today.”

We asked Christopher if he was a Suit’s fan and he was quick to reply with a ‘yes’.

If you were a Suit’s character, who would you be?

“I’d like to think I’m a taller version of Mike Ross, except that I’ve held the required qualifications from the get go.”

Is Law on TV the same as Law in real life?

“The short answer is no, TV law is much romanticised. TV does not always show the long hours put into some matters and I am yet to celebrate a win in a matter with the partners of the firm over a scotch and a cigar.”

Chris specialises in Personal Injury and Workers Compensation however practices in a range of areas. He is always willing have a confidential discussion to see if he can assist with a legal matter. To get in touch with Chris feel free to send him an email.

Christopher Lever
Baker Deane & Nutt