Alex James-Martin Portrait

Alex James-Martin

Bar roll 2018 Admitted 2011
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Tort Law Public Law
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Alex practises in commercial and regulatory law

Since coming to the Bar, Alex has been briefed in a broad range of matters including disputes regarding financial services regulation, general corporate and commercial law, insolvency and bankruptcy, building and construction, administrative law, FOI and common law.

Before coming to the Bar, Alex was a solicitor in Herbert Smith Freehills’ litigation team for over 4 years, and subsequently a Senior Solicitor in the Public Law & Planning Branch of the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office.

At HSF, Alex’s work involved large, complex litigation in the Federal and Supreme Courts, including banking, tax, and insolvency disputes as well as class actions.  He was also involved in investigations and corporate criminal matters, including for anti-bribery and corruption offences.

Alex holds a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide, each with First Class Honours. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting, which assists him in dealing with financial evidence.  Alex was associate to the Honourable Justice Vanstone in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Alex read with Albert Dinelli. His senior mentor is Jason Pizer QC

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Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 18 Room 23

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Private International Law
Employment & Industrial
  • Discrimination
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Defamation
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Customs Law
  • Discrimination
  • Extradition Law
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Planning & Local Government
  • Privacy
  • White Collar Crime



Master of Laws (Hons I) (Cantab)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons I)

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) 


South Australia

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia


Commercial Bar Association