James is a dispute resolution lawyer recognised for his expertise in commercial, competition, consumer law, technology, and regulatory investigations and disputes.
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.
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.
Acting in a Federal Court proceeding against Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) for alleged misleading conduct in publishing scam celebrity cryptocurrency ads on Facebook.
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.
Acting in a Federal Court proceeding against SmileDirectClub for alleged representations in relation to private health insurance benefits.
Acting in Federal Court proceedings against a number of telecommunications companies for alleged misleading representations by telecommunications providers in relation to internet speeds.
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.