James McComish

QUALIFICATIONS  BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)(Melb); DPhil (Oxon)
ADMITTED  2007    BAR  2016

PHONE  9225 6827
MOBILE  0424 389 680

James McComish, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)(Melb); DPhil (Oxon)


  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Aviation Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional
  • Contract
  • Copyright
  • Corporations
  • Customs / Shipping / Maritime
  • Defamation
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Human Rights
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International / Conflicts of Law
  • Media
  • Native Title
  • Personal Injuries
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Professional Negligence
  • Rent
  • Securities
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation Law
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices
  • Transport Accident Act
  • Work Cover

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James practises mainly in commercial and public law. He has particular interests in equity and trusts, insurance, and in cross-border disputes.

Before coming to the bar, James was an Associate at Allens, where he practised in commercial litigation with a focus on regulatory and insurance-related disputes.

He graduated from the University of Melbourne with first class honours in law, history and art history, and from the University of Oxford with a doctorate in history.

In 2007, he was Associate to Justice Gummow of the High Court of Australia. He is a past editor of the Melbourne University Law Review, and is a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports.

James currently teaches Trusts at the University of Melbourne. He formerly taught law at the University of Cambridge, where he was a fellow of Selwyn College.

James read with Michael Rush. His senior mentor is Philip Solomon QC.

From 6th May 2016, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.