James advises clients in the following areas, litigation & disputes, wills and deceased estates, property transactions, commercial transactions, employment issues.


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James research interest is in effective communication in a range of legal contexts and his PhD thesis will investigate the role of plain language in lawyer-client interactions.

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James completed his secondary education at The Cathedral College and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2010. He holds graduate and post-graduate qualifications in law from the Queensland University of Technology, including degrees of Master of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy.

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James has been involved in many hearings before the Fair Work Commission as well as QCAT and various Courts.  He has developed a practice in Employment Law acting for both employers & employees.

He has an interest in mentoring law students and combines his role at South Geldard Lawyers with a position at Central Queensland University where he teaches in the faculty of Business and Law.

Outside the law James enjoys music and reading.

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