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.

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.

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


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PH +61 3 9225 8206

Chambers: Room 2212
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Civil Appeals
Securities and Investments
Corporations Law
Restraint of Trade
Corporate Insolvency
Consumer Protection Law
Contractual Disputes
Environment and Planning
Valuation of land rating and tax appeals
Merit Appeals
Local Government
Industrial Disputes and statutory employment rights
Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade
Merits Review
Judicial Review and administrative law
Constitutional Law
Immigration Law
Civil and Human Rights
Payroll Tax


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