James
o’regan

Called to the Bar in 2007

Contact

Level 16 Quay Central
T | 07 3360 3317
E | [email protected]

James
o’regan

Called to the Bar in 2007

Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration
  • Competition & Consumer
  • Contract and General Commercial
  • Corporations
  • Inquiries and Coronial Inquests
  • Professional Negligence
  • Resources & Infrastructure

Overview

James has a broad commercial dispute resolution practice. He has experience across a wide range of areas including contracts, construction and infrastructure, joint venture disputes, consumer and competition law, and professional negligence. Called to the Bar in 2007, James has acted in a range of courts, arbitral bodies, expert determinations, commissions of inquiry, administrative tribunals, and in mediations.

  1. Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours), University of Queensland
  2. Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Queensland
  3. Bachelor of Civil Law (with Distinction), University of Oxford
  4. University Medallist (Economics)
  5. University Medallist (Law)

On completing undergraduate degrees in economics and law, James worked as an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney. In 1999 he joined Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst Australia) in Sydney, specialising in commercial matters and competition law. He later undertook postgraduate study at the University of Oxford and was called to the Bar in 2007.

Doyle’s Guide

  1. Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel (Queensland) (since 2016).
  2. Leading Construction & Infrastructure Junior Counsel (Queensland) (since 2017).
  3. Leading Arbitration Barristers (Junior Barristers) (Australia) (2019, 2018).
  1. Aurizon Network Pty Ltd v Glencore Coal Queensland Pty Limited & Ors ((2019) 1 QR 392; [2019] QSC 163 and on appeal [2020] QCA 182)
  2. GPS Power Pty Ltd & Ors v CS Energy Limited ([2018] QSC 294 and on appeal, 2020)
  3. Aurizon Network Pty Ltd v Glencore Coal Queensland Pty Limited & Ors (expert determination before Mr R. Holt QC, 2019)
  4. Queensland Nickel Sales Pty Ltd & Ors v Mount Isa Mines Limited [2019] QCA 32
  5. Frieda River Limited v Highlands Frieda Limited (arbitration before the Hon. Mr R. Chesterman QC, 2018)
  6. Oztech v The Public Trustee of Queensland [2018] FCA 819
  7. Meridien AB Pty Ltd and Anor v Jackson and Ors ([2012] QSC 260; and on appeal [2014] 1 Qd R 142; [2013] QCA 121)

Contact

Level 16 Quay Central
T | 07 3360 3317
E | [email protected]

readership

For more than 20 years, Level 16 Quay Central Chambers has offered readerships to assist counsel starting at the Bar.

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