Admitted as a Solicitor: 2014
Admitted to the Bar: 2020 (NSW)
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Between 2011 and 2018, James worked as a law clerk, and later as a solicitor, at two leading regional law firms in Wollongong. As a solicitor, James ran a broad range of matters in the NSW Supreme, District and Local courts, NCAT, the Federal Court of Australia, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. His practice areas include corporate and commercial law, property, leasing and trusts, disputed wills, family provision claims, building and strata law, and defamation.
Between 2018 and being called to the Bar in 2020, James was employed as in-house counsel at a premier boutique liquidator’s firm where he was responsible for much of the firm’s complex litigation in corporate and personal insolvency.
James is also an active member of the Australian Army Reserve. He is in the Royal Australian Infantry Corps and holds the rank of Captain.