James Douglas was called to the Bar in 2020.
Prior to joining the Bar, James had around 15 years’ experience as a solicitor in Sydney and London.
Since joining the Bar, James has had a broad commercial practice with a particular focus on contractual disputes, insolvency, real property, equity & trusts and wills & estates.
As a solicitor, James’ principal areas of practice in large law firms and in-house were corporate, banking & financial services, insolvency and commercial law in contentious and non-contentious matters.
Most recently, James was a Senior Legal Counsel at the Commonwealth Bank (CBA). He advised CBA financial advice licensees on ASIC breach reporting obligations and key remediation projects arising out of the Banking Royal Commission.
James holds master’s degrees in law (University of Sydney) and business & finance (UNSW).