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James was admitted as a solicitor in 1987, having completed a year in 1986 as associate to the then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland, The Honourable DG Andrews. In his early years, he gained experience in a wide range of areas but quickly settled into litigation. By 1990, he was established as a commercial litigation lawyer with a keen interest in insolvency matters. He established James Conomos Lawyers on 1 July 1992 as a specialist practice in commercial litigation and insolvency.
Since 1990, he has practised as a solicitor primarily in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and insolvency matters. James has acted in and advised various parties in many insolvency administrations, both corporate and individual. He has advised a range of clients including financiers, insolvency practitioners, creditors and regulators.
James has also acted in hundreds of litigious matters, in a range of disputes from land valuation, contract disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, fraud claims, building disputes and debt claims. He has acted in all courts throughout Australia. He has represented his clients in many cases, some of which have changed the law of provided positive results including:
- Marshall v Director-General, Department of Transport (2001) 205 CLR 603
- Voss v Suncorp-Metway Limited (No 2)  1 Qd R 214
- Macquarie Bank Ltd v Lin (2005) QSC 221
James also has considerable experience in asset structuring, corporate and commercial matters including advising directors, shareholders and business owners on a range of commercial disputes.
James has also a keen interest in writing and delivering papers in his areas of expertise. James has also been active in contributing to law reform in the insolvency area, through his long standing membership in the Insolvency and Reconstruction Law committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia since 1995. He is also a past National and State Chair of the Insolvency & Reconstruction Committee (of the Law Council of Australia).
Established by James Conomos in July 1992, James Conomos Lawyers is a boutique legal firm offering specialist expertise in commercial litigation and insolvency.
From humble beginnings, the firm has become one of Australia's leading boutique law firms. Based in modern offices in Brisbane's central business hub, James Conomos Lawyers is a team of high calibre professional staff who take an active role in the legal community, ensuring their expertise is always at the leading edge of their profession.
The philosophy of James Conomos Lawyers is the commitment to consistently providing their clients with prompt, personal service, coupled with high quality, cost-effective solutions.
And as a boutique firm, their clients notice a level of service that is often difficult to find in other practices. The team at James Conomos Lawyers take the time with clients to really understand what their needs are and provide the best solution overall, rather than merely seeking to represent them as lawyers.
Why James Conomos Lawyers?
Our broad business experience, especially in the areas of commercial litigation and insolvency, means we can deliver to our clients a highly specialised business advisory service.
We understand that legal jargon and terminology can become confusing, and so we strive to keep our advice straight forward and easy to understand, while at the same time taking into careful consideration the legal issues that present themselves.
Our experience in the court process both for business and individuals has enabled us to give careful, considered and meaningful advice that clients both appreciate and comprehend.
We're conscious that our clients want the legal answer to their issues, as well as having a clear understanding of and appreciation for the reasoning behind the work being carried out.
At James Conomos Lawyers, we take the individual needs of each client into consideration, tailoring our advice for each different scenario and delivering this in a prompt and cost-effective manner
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