James Abbey, Senior Associate


  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts

James Abbey holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.  He was admitted to practice in 2009.  After a stint in a major national personal injury law firm, James moved to Germany where he was hired to assist with the international expansion of a Berlin start-up company.   

James joined the JRT Partnership team in 2013 and has achieved significant results for clients in litigious and other commercial matters.


  • Representing individuals before high profile regulatory inquiries such as ASIC
  • Advising on commercial and private disputes including insurance claims, shareholder and trust disputes, contract, equity and property matters
  • Representing business in commercial lease disputes
  • Assisting individuals in court and tribunal proceedings including mediation and negotiations
  • Advising on and preparing applications and submissions in the Federal and Supreme Courts, County Court, Magistrates’ Court and VCAT
  • Drafting Affidavits, statements, statutory declarations  for court
  • Gathering evidence and analysing material for litigious and non-litigious matters sometimes assisted by sophisticated databases and automated enquiry analytics
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Researching and editing the Contracts module for LexisNexis Practical Guidance

James’s experience and knowledge across a range of practices areas enables him to assist clients achieve the best results in a dispute, whether through litigation or alternative methods.