Christopher Alfonso


Chris’ primary areas of practice are:

Chris is one of our Wills, trusts, estates and commercial law lawyers. He also works in the area of property law.

Wills & Estates

Chris works with clients in the development of a comprehensive estate plan to effectively manage their affairs and protect their wealth, both during their lifetime and following their death. In doing so, Chris ensures that clients’ estate plans are customised to suit their individual needs and circumstances.

Succession Law

Chris also works in the area of Disputed Wills and claims for further provision from estates (Family Provision Claims).

Commercial & Business Law

Chris assists clients to navigate the requirements and challenges that they may face during:

  • the initial acquisition of a business;
  • the structure and operational setup of a business; or
  • the sale of a business.

His economics background has provided him with a broad and effective understanding of the challenges faced by businesses.

Property Law

Chris has experience in handling a range of transactions including residential and commercial matters; sales, purchases and leasing.  He will work with his clients to ensure that the sale or purchase of property is handled thoroughly, effectively and in a timely manner.

Memberships | Volunteer Positions

  • Law Society of New South Wales - Member

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Recent articles by Christopher

Signing an unconditional contract for the purchase of property comes with risks

The risks of rushing to unconditional exchange of contracts

When purchasing a property by negotiation there can often be an urgency to exchange contracts quickly in order to secure the property at the price agreed and to lock out any other potential purchasers. This can be fraught with risks for the purchaser.
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At what point should I engage a lawyer when buying or selling property?

Buying or selling property in NSW – when to involve your lawyer

The number of things you need to consider when buying or selling residential property can be intimidating, particularly when it is your first time buying or selling, or if it has been a long time since you last went through it.
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How does separation or divorce effect my Will or Power of Attorney?

Effect of separation and divorce on your Will and other estate planning documents

Divorce has an effect on your Will, but this only occurs once the divorce is finalised which can be much later than the original separation. Both separation and divorce may also lead to circumstances that you did not intend. Learn here how to protect your interests.
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Are handwritten changes to a Will valid?

Handwritten and other informal changes to a Will

It can be tempting to handwrite the changes a copy of the Will or even on the original, rather than going to the cost of writing a new Will. The issue is whether handwritten amendments to your Will are valid.
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