Barrister, Supreme Court of Queensland
Barrister, High Court of Australia
DEGREES AND ACCREDITATIONS
Juris Doctor, University of Queensland, 2003
Bachelor of Engineering, First Class Honours, University of Queensland, 1985
Master of Business Administration, University of Queensland, 1991
Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment Management, Securities Institute of Australia, 2001
James was admitted as a solicitor in 1996 and as a barrister in 2000.
He has practised exclusively in criminal law for more than 20 years.
James has a strong practice in all types of criminal matters and regularly appears in courts at all levels of the criminal justice system.
- Building and Construction
- Corporations and Insolvency
Brett commenced the practice of law in 2004 as a barrister after approximately 20 years as a structural and civil engineer, project manager and company director. Prior to admission to the bar, Brett was a director of design and project management professional practices in Australia, and of a design and construct contractor in the UK.
Upon admission as a barrister, Brett commenced practice in Brisbane at the private bar in Cedric Hampson Chambers (formerly 17th Level, Inns of Court).
Brett’s practice has covered all aspects of building and construction law, including the regulation of associated professions such as engineers, architects and surveyors, and administrative reviews of regulatory bodies for the building industry and associated professions. He has also practised in commercial, corporations, insolvency, employment and statutory valuation law. He has appeared in all levels of the Queensland Courts, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and in private arbitrations and other forms of ADR.
Member of Property Agents and Motor Dealers Tribunal June 2001 to 2003
Mediator, Queensland Building Tribunal 2002 to 2003
Mediator, Commercial and Consumer Tribunal 2003 to 2009
Member, Queensland Bar Association April 2004 to Present
Member, Resolution Institute Previously the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators, Australia 1998 to Present
Member, Institution of Engineers, Australia 1986 to Present
Lay Member, Professional Standards Committee, Queensland Law Society 1997 to 2004
Committee Member, Queensland, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia 2002-2003
Honorary Treasurer, Queensland, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia 2003