James Turnbull is a building, construction and commercial litigation lawyer who combines legal expertise with over a decade of commercial experience in business. This collective experience provides James with an edge in the resolution of building and commercial disputes to achieve successful outcomes with a focus on your bottom-line.
James represents clients in a range of matters including commercial and domestic building disputes, litigation, defence in statutory prosecutions under the Building Act 1993, Security of Payment Act claims, owners corporation disputes, mediation and negotiation, property, commercial disputes and building insurance claims. He also advises clients regarding review and drafting of contracts and managing the legal aspects of the construction process.
James regularly appears at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the County Court, Federal Court, Magistrates’ Court and other jurisdictions.
James is proactive in his areas of practice, serving as a member of the Courts Practice Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria and as a member of the Adjudication committee of the Resolution Institute, an Authorised Nominating Authority under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic). James is also an active member of the Building Dispute Practitioners’ Society.
James is a dedicated lawyer with a successful track-record acting for builders, developers, home-owners, companies, engineers and architects and approaches every matter with expertise, drive and an eye for detail to achieve commercially successful outcomes.