8 Hill Street St Helier Jersey JE2 4UA
A solicitor in Jersey

Chris Austin
Head of (Civil and Commercial) Litigation & Employment Law



I head up our litigation law offering and am involved in all areas of the firm’s work that involve advice on the resolution of contentious issues and claims, including the defence of criminal prosecutions and family law applications.  I regularly represent clients before the Courts and Tribunals of the Island of Jersey in regard to such issues. In addition, I am a specialist in employment law, particularly restraint of trade.


My qualifications

I was born in England, and educated both there and in Jersey.

I qualified as an English Barrister (non-practicing) in 1996, and thereafter returned to Jersey where I was employed in the Litigation Department of one of the largest Jersey law firms, before then qualifying as a Jersey Advocate.  I have been employed as a lawyer advising on Jersey law litigation issues since 1996.


My publications

I regularly contribute articles to various publications and journals, and speak on a variety of issues both publically and to various professional bodies.



I am a member of the Law Society of Jersey.

I am also:

  • A member of The Jersey Chamber of Commerce HR Sub Committee
  • A member of the Jersey Family Law Association

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I have always wanted to understand the intricacies of the legal framework that governs our lives, and I enjoy the challenge of the arguments that arise in respect of its interpretation and application.


What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Using my legal knowledge to achieve my client’s goals in the most cost effective and efficient way possible.


What Do You Like About Working At Parslows Jersey?

I enjoy the personal culture of the firm, and the way that I am able to work collaboratively with my colleagues who specialise in other legal areas to the best advantage for our clients.


What Do You Do Away From The Office?

Most of my free time is spent with my family, but when the opportunity arises I also enjoy sailing, cycling and fishing.