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James Claridge

Bar roll 2018 Admitted 2013
  • Commercial Law Public Law
  • Tort Law
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James has a broad commercial practice with particular experience in class actions, tax and corporate governance disputes

Before coming to the Bar, James was a Solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills. During this time, James was involved in a number of large, complex disputes in the Supreme Court and Federal Court. James also provided advice in relation to taxation matters, corporate governance and regulatory investigations.

In 2017, James was Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Sifris of the Supreme Court of Victoria.  James holds a Masters of Law from Cambridge University with a specialisation in commercial law. James also holds a first class honours degree in Law from Monash University.

James is reading with Oren Bigos and his senior mentor is Philip Solomon QC.  

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Chambers & Clerk

Castan Chambers
Level 14 Room 7

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Taxation
Public Law
  • Taxation
  • White Collar Crime
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial Review
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Major Torts



Master of Laws (Cambridge)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia