James was admitted as a solicitor in March 2004 and has practised in Commercial Litigation and dispute resolution since December 2004.
James has extensive knowledge of construction law, civil procedure in state Courts and Tribunals, insolvency law, and administrative law. James has acted for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, builders and building owners, trade suppliers, subcontractors, local governments, directors, franchisees, lenders, borrowers, private schools, liquidators, and bankruptcy trustees.
James addresses legal and factual issues head on without delay and without unnecessary expense.
Recent matter involvement
- Obtained Court orders within 48 hours restraining a former partner from soliciting clients of the partnership
- Obtained Court orders within 8 hours restraining an accountant from dealing with money secretly moved from their client’s account to their personal account and their flight centre account
- Defeated an international supplier’s attempt to restrain their exclusive Australian distributor from selling their products
- Secured the abandonment of contractual and tortious claims worth approximately $1 million and obtained costs orders against the Plaintiffs
- Obtained a Court order preserving the right to pursue a claim which a solicitor had not progressed for years and obtained a costs order against that solicitor
- Secured the discontinuance of an ASIC prosecution against a director incapacitated by a debilitating medical condition
- Obtained Court orders enabling a forensic computer scientist to search for and preserve evidence of a competitor’s covert operation to copy unique and valuable software
Qualifications and Memberships
- Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies);
- Bachelor of Laws;
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland;
- Solicitor of the High Court of Australia;
- Member of the Queensland Law Society; and,
- Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation