As the Managing Principal of Victoria, James has been a driving force in the practice at all levels. James’ commercial acumen is regularly called upon in major acquisitions, mediations, disputes, planning and strategy.
His major passion is seeing the South East region of Melbourne grow and prosper. James is a past President & Life Member of the Dandenong Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Committee for Dandenong, has been a key organiser of the Premier Regional Business Awards over 20 years.
James’ experience with Motor Dealers is deep and broad, particularly in the Melbourne Metro area.
James also has wide experience working closely with Managing Directors and senior management regarding their duties, strategy and performance in their business.
"I often get described as being unlike a lawyer and for those that know me, you would not be surprised to know that I see that as a compliment".
Melbourne major motor dealer groups including Jefferson Automotive Group, Preston Motor Group and Stillwell Motor Group – acts as senior advisor. Sits on the Advisory Board, running significant dispute matters and dealing with strategic acquisitions and sales.
Linak Australia – involved in the initial set up of the Australian subsidiary of a Danish Multinational and 20 years later, after handling all of their legal matters, handed the 20 year service Award to the Managing Director at the Gala celebration.
Bachelor of Economics, Monash University
Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
Member, Monash Blues Football Club
Life Member, Dandenong Chamber of Commerce
Member, Monash Water Polo Club
Member, Melbourne Racing Club
Associate Member, Lorne Surf Club
Member, Macpherson Kelley’s Foreign Owned Subsidiaries Industry Group
Member Macpherson Kelley’s Manufacturing Industry Group
Member, Macpherson Kelley’s Motor Dealers Industry Group
Member, Diabetes Victoria
Member, Committee for Dandenong
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Corporate structures
- Employment law