James assists clients in a straightforward, calm and professional manner to get the best result possible. He works extremely hard for his clients. James has experience in all areas of criminal law; from drink driving matters in the local Magistrates Courts to assisting counsel in complex murder trials in the Supreme Court.
James has completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of South Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Law Society of South Australia. He is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and High Court of Australia.
James appears for his clients in court everyday, charged with a wide range of criminal offences including assaults, drug offences, traffic offences and sexual offences. He has experience in appearing in the Magistrates Court and District Court of South Australia. Having worked on appeals with other solicitors at Caldicott Lawyers, James has in more recent times appeared as Junior Counsel in the Supreme Court before the Court of Criminal Appeal.
James has undertaken work experience with the South Australian Solicitor-General in the Crown Solicitor’s Office and also the Department of Public Prosecutions. He has a keen interest in Criminal Law but also works closely with Caldicott Lawyers Partner, Casey Isaacs, in Criminal Asset Confiscation matters.
James has competed in state and national negotiating and advocacy competitions and through this experience he has developed skills which allow him to fight for the best result possible. In addition to litigation, James has established a practice in Wills and Estates, providing diligent and professional advice in this area.
James is also a member of the Defence Force Reserves Legal Panel (Air Force).
Through his work with our solicitors, and his experience through court advocacy, James was the only South Australian recipient of the 2017 Doyles Rising Star Award for Criminal Law, and one of a selective few of the 2018 Doyles Rising Star Award for Criminal Law. In addition to his recognition through practice, James was also the recipient of the Law Society of South Australia's Bulletin Article of the Year Award for 2018, for his article 'Trial advocacy tips for young lawyers'. This is a fantastic acknowledgment of his hard work and potential.
For after hours emergencies, please call James on 0403 987 270.