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James leads the Melbourne Mills Oakley Property team, with 22 years’ experience advising clients on commercial development contracts, contracts of sale and leases.
James provides practical and precise legal advice to some of Australia’s largest companies. He has a strong commercial focus, a proven ability to work with key external and internal managers to achieve commercial objectives and is efficient, accurate and comfortable with complexity.
Recent roles in Melbourne have included acting for the Charter Hall/Cbus Property joint venture on the development of 171 Collins Street, acting for Lend Lease in relation to a strata office development in Collins Street, acting for Grocon on the development of the Carlton Brewery apartments and acting for AMP and GPT in relation to leases for various commercial properties.
James is listed as a Recommended Real Estate Lawyer in the 2017 and 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. James was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Australia since 2016 and has been selected for the categories of Leasing Law and Real Property Law for 2017. James has been endorsed as a Recommended Melbourne Property and Real Estate Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide 2015.