James' practice focuses on commercial disputes, particularly in the building and construction industry.
It extends to commissions of inquiry, workplace investigations and employment disputes.
He is available to undertake independent investigations into employee complaints and workplace incidents.
He has worked in project approvals for the coal, petroleum and minerals industries, native title, intellectual property, tax, business structuring and estate planning.
2016 - Barrister
2012 to 2016 – Lawyer, McCullough Robertson
Bar Association of Queensland
Member of the Society of Construction Law Australia
QPILCH QIRC Workers Compensation Appeals Service
QPILCH Bar Pro Bono Referral Service
Legal Aid Queensland Preferred Supplier
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Qld)
Bachelor of Science (Qld)
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (COL)
Tina Hunter and John Chandler - Petroleum Law in Australia - LexisNexis Butterworths - (chapter on Overview of Native Title law in Australia provided by James Ford and Dominic McGann).
James Ford and Liam Davis - Comparison of NSW and Queensland Aboriginal cultural heritage regimes - LexisNexis Butterworths - Australian Environment Review [Vol 28 No 2 at 466].
James Ford and Matthew Burgess - Assets of a family trust not necessarily at risk on a matrimonial breakdown - Thompson Reuters - Weekly Tax Bulletin [Issue 034] - 10 August 2012.
James Ford and Matthew Burgess - Trust assets protected on property settlement - further reassurance - Thompson Reuters - Weekly Tax Bulletin [Issue 039] - 14 September 2012.
Building and Construction
Equity and Trusts
Inquests/ Commissions of Inquiry
Restraint of Trade
Work Health and Safety