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James is a well-known and respected lawyer with over 40 years’ experience, covering a wide variety of legal services.

James has built up a reputation as a trusted advisor who puts his client’s needs first and consistently delivers for them. James recognises that listening to his clients is one of the most important parts of his job. This approach has enabled James to develop long term relationships, some spanning generations.

James has extensive experience in property and commercial law and counts the following as major areas of practice:

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Will and Trusts
  • Estate Administration

James is well regarded by the legal profession and community at large. Some of his achievements and contributions include:

  • Honorary legal advisor for the Hobart City Mission for 25 years
  • A valued member of several aged care and community organisations
  • A Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania
  • Board Member  – Island Care Ltd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          – University of Tasmania Foundation

James was a partner at Clerk Walker Lawyers, a Hobart based practice, from 1977 until 2012, before it was integrated with Simmons Wolfhagen.