Jaamae’s commercial and public law practice encompasses equity and trusts, civil fraud and asset recovery claims, contract law, administrative law, corporations law, consumer law, insolvency, and succession law.
With experience working as part of large teams of lawyers and experts as well as acting as sole counsel, his approachability and flexibility is appreciated by a broad mix of government entities, commercial clients and individuals. Jaamae is comfortable working from briefs in electronic or hard copy format (or a hybrid of the two) for advisory work through to complex document-heavy litigation.
His recent work includes appearing (led) in the Supreme Court of Queensland in a dispute involving a claim for damages for loss of opportunity arising out of a joint venture for the exploitation of a coal deposit and advising (led) a local government authority on an urgent basis in relation to a dispute which raised questions of contract law, administrative law, employment law, and competition law.
He continues to add academic rigour to his practical career experience having authored or co-authored 17 publications in international and domestic peer-reviewed law journals on various topics spanning private and commercial law. He is a co-author of the forthcoming publication, The Law of Tracing (Federation Press, 2021), and is a member of the author team for Civil Procedure Queensland, together with the Hon Justice Bond of the Supreme Court of Queensland and Ms Sophie Gibson.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Jaamae was the Associate to the Hon Justice Patrick Keane AC at the High Court of Australia, and the Associate to the Hon Justice John Bond and the Hon Justice Peter Lyons at the Supreme Court of Queensland. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (with First Class Honours and a University Medal) from the University of Queensland, a Master of Laws from the University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Civil Law (with Distinction) from the University of Oxford.
> appearing (led) in the Supreme Court of Queensland in a dispute involving a claim for damages for loss of opportunity arising out of a joint venture for the exploitation of a coal deposit;
> appearing (led) in the Supreme Court of Queensland and Family Court of Australia in proceedings involving jurisdictional issues as between State and Federal courts, equity and trusts, and family law;
> appearing (unled) in the Magistrates Court of Queensland and Federal Circuit Court of Australia on interlocutory applications and other interlocutory hearings;
> appearing (led) for a contractor in an expert determination concerning coal mine health and safety;
> advising (led) a national law firm on issues concerning property law and company law;
> advising (led) a local government authority on an urgent basis in relation to a dispute which raised questions of contract law, administrative law, employment law, and competition law; and
> acting (led) for a tenant in a commercial tenancy dispute in the Federal Court of Australia.
2019-20 Associate Editor, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal
2019-20 Convenor, Faculty of Law Obligations Discussion Group, University of Oxford
Bar Association of Queensland
University of Queensland Law Alumni Association
2020 Bachelor of Civil Law (with Distinction), University of Oxford (Magdalen College)
2017 Master of Laws, University of Queensland
2016 Bachelor of Laws (Hons I, University Medal), University of Queensland
2016 University Medal, University of Queensland
2015 Harrisonslaw Prize (subject prize for Succession Law)
2014 Ross Anderson Memorial Prize (subject prize for Constitutional Law)
2014 Dr M H M Kidwai Memorial Prize (subject prize for Administrative Law)
2014 Herbert Smith Freehills Prize (subject prize for Contract Law)
2014 McCullough Robertson Prize