Our People

Chris Wall

Chris Wall graduated in 1981 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws (awarded the Pitt Cobett Prize in International Law).

On 7 August 1981 he was admitted as a solicitor.

Since that time he has worked full time as a solicitor and always conducted dispute work, civil and criminal Court work. In 1989 he became a partner in Walker Gibbs & King.

He qualified as a Mediator in 1992 and has conducted mediations mostly referred from other solicitors, in a variety of dispute areas.

Since 1994 the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has appointed him as a costs assessor, with disputes over legal work and bills, and the assessment of legal costs ordered by Courts. He has been a review panelist, dealing with appeals from other assessors, since about 2010. In 2013 he became a member of the Supreme Court Costs Assessors Rules Committee, and under the new national legal profession legislation, the Chief Justice appointed him to the Costs Assessment Rules Committee. These appointments mean he is constantly examining the work of other legal practitioners, something that is very useful in terms of staying up to date with a wide variety of areas.

He has taught law at TAFE, and has a proven ability to explain and apply legal concepts.

In 2000 he became accredited as an Adjudicator under the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999, to hear building disputes.

Since 2003 to 2009 he held appointments as a Local Court Arbitrator, hearing civil cases in the Local Court. He held appointments as a District Court Arbitrator and heard District Court civil matters in Newcastle, Gosford and Sydney between 2002 and 2005.

Since 2007 he has been appointed as a Strata Titles Mediator by the Department of Fair Trading.

He has presented papers at the New South Wales State Legal Conference and has a number of papers for the legal profession published for purchase through the “Smokeball” website of LEAP Publishing.

He is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, and the South Coast and Monaro Regional Law Society Inc.

He is a member of LEADR (Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution) and of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

He has a wide variety of non-professional memberships and interests, and community involvement. He is a keen musician and ageing sportsman who has completed 25 consecutive "Kangaroo Hoppet" XC ski marathons.

His particular areas of legal work are:

  • Wills, Estate Disputes, and Estate Planning.
  • Family and Partner Law
  • Mediation
  • Civil Disputes

Chris did 25 years of criminal law advocacy, and legal aid work.

Kim Haberbusch

Kim Haberbusch began working in various aspects of the law in the early 90’s, moving to the quiet rural life on offer in the Snowy Mountains in January 2003 to work in the field of conveyancing.

Whether you are a first home owner, or experienced in the realm of buying or selling property, you need to tick off all the boxes to ensure a successful conveyance.

Residential property law is an area of expertise in its own right and Kim’s knowledge, experience, attention to detail and passion for every aspect of residential property law has enabled her to contribute to many successful conveyances. Kim understands that the ‘devil is in the detail’ with transactions—whether you are buying or selling. And she understands the risks involved if something goes wrong.

Kim works hard within our conveyancing team to remove any stress involved with your conveyance by taking the time to explain the complexities of your transaction in an easy-to-understand way.

Kim also works closely with the many other players inevitably involved in the conveyance, including agents, financial brokers and mortgagees. She does so to ensure your property transaction moves in the right direction and stays on track. Kim enjoys working as part of the conveyancing team and is well- supported.

When not working in the office, she enjoys time with family and friends, travel and photography.