James has extensive experience in commercial litigation, insolvency, corporate recovery, reconstructions, and schemes of arrangement. He specialises in insolvency-related issues, advising financial institutions, investors and insolvency administrators. He has particular expertise in assisting investors, creditors, managers and independent directors of distressed funds.
James joined Maples and Calder in 2006 and was elected as a partner in 2013. He previously worked for Minter Ellison and before that, for Blake Dawson Waldron (now known as Ashurst) in Australia. James has been recommended in Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.
Murdoch University, Western Australia, BA (Politics and International Studies); LLB (Hons)
Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia, Insolvency Education Programme
2000 – Admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia (does not practise as a solicitor in Australia)
2001 – Admitted to the Federal and High Courts of Australia
2003 – Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria
2006 – Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands