James Walker

James Walker

James Walker

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Tasmania

Called to the bar 2023

James accepts briefs in most areas of law, principally in commercial litigation, administrative law and criminal law.

Before coming to the Bar, James was a Senior Associate in the Commercial Litigation team at Clayton Utz acting in class actions, civil penalty proceedings, contractual disputes and regulatory investigations.

James was previously a solicitor in ASIC’s Chief Legal Office and a prosecutor in the Office of the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions.

James is an experienced advocate, appearing unled in numerous summary prosecutions, led and unled in ACT Supreme Court judge alone and jury trials and led in the ACT Court of Appeal. As a prosecutor, he was the instructing solicitor in three appeals to the High Court.

In addition to his professional experience, James was awarded subject prizes for Constitutional Law and Media Law.

Practice Areas

Administrative and Public Law
Class Actions
Consumer Law
Criminal Law
Inquests and Commissions of Inquiry
Regulatory and Compliance Law


May 2023, NSW Bar

March 2014, High Court of Australia

August 2013, Supreme Court of Tasmania