Jim accepts briefs in a range of matters, including in public, commercial, industrial, environment and planning, and tax law.

Before coming to the Bar, Jim was:

  • Associate to the Hon. Justice R.R.S Tracey AM RFD, Federal Court of Australia (2016/17);
  • Associate to the Hon. Justice Mordy Bromberg, Federal Court of Australia (2015/16);
  • Senior Lawyer (previously Lawyer, previously Law Clerk) in the commercial litigation practice of Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers, Canberra (2009–2015).

Jim holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons. 1st), and a Bachelor of Arts, from the Australian National University.

Jim’s experience at the Court was predominantly in industrial and public law.  His private-practice experience was of a general commercial nature, including contractual, insolvency, leasing, trade practices, partnership, payroll tax, valuation, town planning, and personal property securities matters.

Some of Jim's recent matters include:

  • Animals Australia Federation v Sect., Dept. of Agriculture & Anor (Federal Court of Australia, VID 688/2018, led by D Star QC and N Wood)
  • Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union v CPB Contractors Pty Ltd and The Australian Workers’ Union [2018] FWCFB 3702 (led by S Moore QC)
  • Leda Commercial Properties Pty Ltd v Brenda Hungerford Pty Ltd [2018] ACTCA 17 (led by M Walsh SC)
  • Miller v Miller [2018] VSCA 1 (led by C Symons)
  • MacKillop Family Services Pty Ltd T/A MacKillop Family Services [2018] FWC 617 (for the Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union, led by S Moore QC)
  • AGV17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2018] FCCA 225
  • Gumurdul v Northern Land Council (Federal Court of Australia, VID 626/2017, led by N Wood)
  • Ellis v Central Land Council (Federal Court of Australia, VID 20/2017, led by N Wood)
  • Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation & Ors v Northern Land Council & Ors, NTD 8/2017 (for the Third Respondent and Cross-claimant, Djalu Gurruwiwi)

Jim is published on corporate insolvency, personal property securities, commercial leasing, and civil procedure.  He is a member of the Melbourne subcommittee of the Insolvency and Reconstruction Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia.  He is a Sessional Tutor in Property Law at Monash University.

Jim read with Claire Harris, and his senior mentor is Rachel Doyle SC.

To view Jim's CV click here.

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PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 8206

Chambers: Room 1121
Castan Chambers
460 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Civil Appeals
Commercial Law
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Property & Probate
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Merit Appeals
Local Government
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Employment Contracts
Industrial Disputes
Public Law & Administrative Law
Constitutional Law
Human Rights Law
Judicial Review
Merits Review
Tax Law & Revenue Law
Payroll Tax


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
15 Jun 2012
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
04 May 2017