Full Name: James Eley
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 0701
Date of Admission: 4 Sep 2012
Called to the Bar: 24 Oct 2019
Qualifications: LLB, BA, GDLP
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


James accepts briefs in the areas of family law and related jurisdictions (including Intervention Order matters) in all local, regional and interstate Courts. James is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and accepts briefs to act as a mediator.

James has practised exclusively in the area of family law since his admission in 2012.

Prior to coming to the Bar, James was a Senior Associate at Gadens Lawyers in Melbourne and before that, an Associate at O’Sullivan Davies Lawyers, a prominent family law firm in Perth. James gained extensive experience in both complex parenting and property settlement matters, including matters concerning international relocation, family violence, sexual abuse allegations, trust and business structures, valuation methodology and jurisdictional issues. James has also conducted matters at appellate level.

James read with Andrew Barbayannis. His senior mentor was Minal Vohra S.C.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

  • Property & Probate
  • Sports

Criminal Law

Equity & Trusts

Family Law

  • Care & Protection
  • Child Disputes
  • Children's Court
  • Family Provision
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Parenting Orders
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Property Disputes

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions
  • High Court of Australia
  • Western Australia
From 25 Oct 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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