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James Harding


Senior Associate - Cairns

Areas of Expertise

Property & Real Estate, Immigration Law


James Harding is a senior associate in the Property and Real Estate practice.

James advises on all types of retail mixed-use and commercial transactions and has significant experience in managing complex commercial and large-scale off-the-plan property transactions, sales for both corporate and private clients.

James has a small business and entrepreneurial background, having been involved with a number of successful small businesses. This gives him a commercial insight that he can bring to client transactions.

As a qualified migration agent, James provides complex business and investment migration advice to overseas clients, looking to make acquisitions of residential, commercial and agricultural property in Australia.


James’ experience includes:

  • acting in the redevelopment, construction and retail leasing of the Trinity Beach ‘Beach House’ Retail Complex - $10,000,000
  • acting for an Australian Developer in the acquisition and subsequent off the plan contracts of a 50 lot residential development known as ‘Bluewater Park Trinity Beach
  • acquisition of the 250 lot development site in Kewarra Beach known as ‘Greenfield’
  • acting in the acquisition and structuring of a million dollar swim school known as ‘C-Me-Swim
  • acting in the sale of a multi-million dollar dentistry practice to a publicly listed entity
  • acting for a foreign developer in the acquisition of $2,600,000 residential land
  • provision of complex Foreign Investment Review Board Approval advice and Australian Foreign Acquirer Duty advice
  • provision of detailed Migration advice relating to business, investment, sponsored-employment and family visas.