James Love Partner

Meet James

James is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer recognised for his expertise in commercial disputes, competition and consumer law, technology, and regulatory investigations and enforcement.

James acts for corporations, government departments, agencies and statutory authorities throughout Australia. He regularly advises in high profile disputes and investigations, including for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). James also has experience as a policy advisor with the Victorian Government, giving him a unique insight and understanding of the public sector.

His clients appreciate his firm grasp of the outcome that they are seeking to achieve in each matter.  He works together with his clients to achieve their objectives in the most appropriate and cost effective way.

Experience

General

ACCC

Acted in a Federal Court proceeding against Bupa for false or misleading representations regarding services delivered at its aged care facilities in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.

ACCC

Acted in a Federal Court proceeding against Equifax for unconscionable conduct and false or misleading representations regarding credit checking services in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law.

ASIC

Acted in a Federal Court proceeding against AGM Markets, OT Markets and Ozifin Tech for unconscionable conduct, false or misleading representations, and other contraventions of the Corporations Act and ASIC Act in the provision of contracts for difference financial derivative products to retail investors. This successful prosecution resulted in one of the largest amounts awarded to date in a consumer protection proceeding in Australia.

Consumer goods client

Advised regarding application for immunity in respect of cartel conduct, which was successfully obtained by the client.

Hydro Tasmania

Acted in relation to a regulatory investigation regarding the Basslink Interconnector.

Linfox

Acted in defence of a contract and restitution claim in the Supreme Court of Victoria relating to pallets used in the transport industry. The dispute was resolved through alternative dispute resolution before trial.

Thiess and John Holland JV

Acted for the construction joint venture for the EastLink toll road in Melbourne in a proceeding against the toll road’s owner ConnectEast for alleged contraventions of the Competition and Consumer Act and the ASIC Act. The proceeding was resolved before trial.

Victorian Government

Successfully defended a Supreme Court proceeding brought against the then Department of Sustainability and Environment by a subsidiary of Brickworks Limited for alleged breaches of the Fair Trading Act and the Competition and Consumer Act.

Recognition

Recognised as a recommended lawyer in competition & trade
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
Shortlisted for the business article category
Global Antitrust Writing Awards, 2016

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science

Memberships

  • Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia