James A Moss


Barrister

Admitted:
29 Apr 1991
Bar:
22 May 2008
Location:
Owen Dixon Chambers East,
205 William Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Since coming to the Bar in 2008, James has developed a broad commercial litigation practice with a focus in building and construction disputes and insurance law. His practice also covers general contractual disputes, owners’ corporation and property disputes, civil claims and building prosecutions/disciplinary proceedings.

Between September 2017 to May 2018, James was engaged in a full time capacity with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) in relation to the establishment and implementation of the State-wide Audit in relation to buildings that have used combustible cladding for external walls/fascades.  Prior to 2017, James was junior to Richard Manly QC in the landmark Supreme Court appeal in Burbank Australia Pty Ltd v Owners Corporation PS 447493 & Ors No. 2 (2015) VSC 200.

He is available to appear in all Courts and Tribunals and at the Building Appeals Board in relation to modification  and protection works applications .

Prior to Bar, James’s legal experience was obtained as a senior in-house lawyer with the Department of Treasury and Finance (legal and major project delivery roles), TAC and at Maddocks in their construction law area. He has particular expertise in the management of government litigation and the administration and procurement of major government  infrastructure and construction projects and continues to advise the Victorian Government in relation to major government project reviews.  

James holds a combined Bachelor of Laws and Economics degree from Monash University. He also holds a Master of Laws from Monash University and has separate post graduate qualifications in construction law and insurance.

James is a member of the Building Disputes Practitioners’ Society.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate
Commercial Law
Common Law
Criminal Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Equity & Trusts
Government
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law

Profile1

Since coming to the Bar in 2008, James has developed a broad commercial litigation practice with a focus in building and construction disputes and insurance law. His practice also covers general contractual disputes, owners’ corporation and property disputes, civil claims and building prosecutions/disciplinary proceedings.

Between September 2017 to May 2018, James was engaged in a full time capacity with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) in relation to the establishment and implementation of the State-wide Audit in relation to buildings that have used combustible cladding for external walls/fascades.  Prior to 2017, James was junior to Richard Manly QC in the landmark Supreme Court appeal in Burbank Australia Pty Ltd v Owners Corporation PS 447493 & Ors No. 2 (2015) VSC 200.

He is available to appear in all Courts and Tribunals and at the Building Appeals Board in relation to modification  and protection works applications .

Prior to Bar, James’s legal experience was obtained as a senior in-house lawyer with the Department of Treasury and Finance (legal and major project delivery roles), TAC and at Maddocks in their construction law area. He has particular expertise in the management of government litigation and the administration and procurement of major government  infrastructure and construction projects and continues to advise the Victorian Government in relation to major government project reviews.  

James holds a combined Bachelor of Laws and Economics degree from Monash University. He also holds a Master of Laws from Monash University and has separate post graduate qualifications in construction law and insurance.

James is a member of the Building Disputes Practitioners’ Society.