Jamie accepts briefs in commercial and administrative matters. He has particular commercial experience in business disputes, insolvency, credit recovery, securities enforcement, consumer law, fraud, property and trusts. His administrative experience includes electoral law, land valuation, migration, liquor licensing, and child support.
Jamie was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 2010, where he regularly appeared as Counsel (both led and unled) on general commercial and insolvency matters before the District Courts, High Court and Court of Appeal. Jamie moved to Victoria in 2015, and subsequently worked in the insolvency, commercial disputes and administrative law teams of a number of national Australian firms. Before coming to the Bar in Victoria Jamie appeared extensively as a solicitor advocate before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court on merits and judicial review applications.
As a solicitor Jamie acted on matters for insolvency practitioners, banks, and government entities in both New Zealand and Australia. He has assisted on a number of high profile insolvencies including the liquidation of Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (In Liquidation). Jamie also has non-litigious experience in the areas of general commercial law, property, and maritime law.
Jamie holds a current New Zealand practising certificate, and accepts briefs to advise and appear on New Zealand matters.
Jamie began legal practice as intern to Christopher Finlayson QC, then Attorney General of New Zealand.
He is reading with Dr Charles Parkinson, and his senior mentor is David Batt QC.