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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 has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers since 2016 and was selected for the categories of Leasing Law and Real Property Law for 2019. James has been selected as Lawyer of the Year 2019 for his work in Leasing Law by Best Lawyers. James has been endorsed as a Recommended Melbourne Property and Real Estate Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide 2017.