James undertakes a variety of corporate and commercial work in the State and Federal Courts of Australia. He has acted for a broad range of domestic and international clients in cases concerning insolvency, commercial equity, contract, trusts, and administrative law.
James graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010 with degrees in law and economics. After completing an associateship with Keane CJ in the Federal Court, he began his legal career with Linklaters in London and Brussels before returning to work in Brisbane as a lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Recent out of court matters include:
- acted for the liquidators of Forge Group Power in relation to a construction dispute with Siemens Limited.
- advising in relation to a Deed of Company Arrangement concerning a $600 million supply agreement for a large-scale infrastructure project in Queensland;
- acting for a former company director in a $150 million claim brought by a responsible entity of a managed investment scheme under Chapter 5C of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);
- acting for a national energy and resources company in relation to various ICC arbitrations concerning large-scale mining projects.
2014 New Bar Committee - Bar Association of Queensland
Bar Association of Queensland
2014 Barrister, Queensland
2013 Lawyer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
2011 Legal Advisor (Australian Qualified), Linklaters LLP, London
2010 Associate to Chief Justice Keane, Federal Court of Australia
2013 University of Oxford, Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction)
2010 University of Queensland, Bachelor of Economics (Hons I)
2010 University of Queensland, Bachelor of Laws (Hons I)
2010 University of Queensland Law School Valedictorian
2010 University of Queensland Economics University Medallist