James has extensive and varied experience in planning and environmental law and works in Pikes & Verekers’ Planning & Environment team in all aspects within its practice for private and public clients.
James regularly appears in the Land and Environment Court but his expertise also extends to conducting the prosecution of local government offences in various jurisdictions. James is adept at providing advice in a range of areas in relation to land development, environmental issues and local government matters.
James worked at the Land and Environment Court during his law studies. After his completion of law studies, he worked as a tipstaff/associate to various Judges of the Land and Environment Court. These roles required James to be familiar with all classes of the Court's jurisdiction and he brings to Pikes & Verekers Lawyers this breadth of experience.
James applies his knowledge and expertise as a contributing author of various planning, local government and environment-related publications with LexisNexis Australia.
Outside of work, James was previously the Chair of the Young Lawyers Environment and Planning Law Committee, and currently sits as a member of the Law Society’s Environmental Planning and Development Committee.