James specialises in large-scale, complex litigation. He has particular expertise in class actions, white collar crime, governance of government-related entities, Royal Commissions and product liability.
As an executive partner of the firm, he has a market-leading position as a pre-eminent dispute resolution practitioner in Australia.
He has acted on some of Australia’s most contentious high profile, bet-the-company matters. He is regarded by his peers and clients alike as a leading practitioner and is admired for his strategic insight, commercial focus and common sense.
Leading Lawyer – Dispute Resolution
Best Lawyer – Alternative Dispute Resolution Law
Best Lawyer – Class Action Litigation Law
Best Lawyer – Litigation
Best Lawyer – Product Liability Litigation
Best Lawyer – International Arbitration
Leading Lawyer - Dispute Resolution
James is an objective and very responsive adviser who stands out for his clear articulation of choices”
James Whittaker wins praise from both clients and peers for his work in this space, particularly where construction, white-collar crime or product liability issues are concerned
Impresses with his experience in complex contentious issues, particularly class actions or matters involving product liability or white-collar crime issues
Much admired for his strategic foresight and diplomatic handling of difficult situations
One of Australia's best litigation solicitors
Commercial and user-friendly