James is a Senior Associate in the Employment and Industrial Relations group in Melbourne with broad experience in all aspects of employment law.
James’ expertise includes contractual disputes, disciplinary and termination matters including unfair dismissals, discrimination and general protection disputes.
With his comprehensive employment law background, James has experience acting for employees, independent contractors, senior executives, trade unions and not-for-profits.
James' experience includes:
19 January 2022 - Knowledge
#Workplace Relations for Employees, #COVID-19
The Fair Work Commission has confirmed that an employee’s dismissal for refusing to comply with a Victorian COVID-19 vaccination mandate was not unfair.
18 Oct 23 - Canberra
With the recent major data breaches and increased public focus on privacy, ensuring privacy compliance is of great importance for everyone working in the Australian Public Sector (APS). This seminar will provide you with an overview of the reform proposals arising from the Privacy Act Review and their implications for the APS. Join Canberra partner Elizabeth Carroll and associate Lachlan Speak as they explore the proposed reforms with a focus on those affecting the responsibilities of Australian Government entities and APS employees.
19 Oct 23 - Brisbane
The changes to the unfair contract terms regime are fast-approaching. From 9 November 2023, Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Act 2022 (Cth) will significantly expand the number of contracts entered into in the building and construction industry that are subject to the regime.