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James is a solicitor in the Australian Environment, Planning and Communities team.

James undertakes a wide range of environment and planning work, focusing on approval pathways for major infrastructure and renewable projects, land access and acquisition, energy, heritage and native title. James also has litigation experience in the Land and Environment Court of NSW.  


James holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • significant infrastructure and renewable projects, including new transmission infrastructure, wind and pumped hydro 
  • strategic planning and compulsory acquisition advice for NSW Government and private sector clients 
  • Native Title and Aboriginal Land Rights Act issues associated with the development of a mixed-use maritime precinct 
  • environmental incidents and responding to regulators