JAMES DOHERTY

Bar Roll – 25th May, 2000   
Admitted – 11th April, 1994

Phone – (03) 9225 8374
Mobile – 0401 712 591
Email – doherty@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Floor 4, Room 409, ODCE

JAMES DOHERTY

Bar Roll – 25th May, 2000   
Admitted – 11th April, 1994

Phone – (03) 9225 8374
Mobile – 0401 712 591
Email – doherty@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Floor 4, Room 409, ODCE

Admitted to practice in

  • Victoria
  • New South Wales
  • Federal Jurisdictions

Area of Law

  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Building and Construction Law (Incl Engineering)
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract
  • Corporations (Company) Law
  • Disciplinary & Related Tribunals
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Probate/Wills/Family Provision
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Practice
  • Property Law/Sale of Land
  • Securities Commission
  • Superannuation
  • Tort
  • Trade Practices

About

Jim takes a broad range of work focusing on commercial litigation, particularly superannuation-related matters, but also takes professional misconduct work and administration and probate matters.

He enjoys working with solicitors to enable clients to resolve their legal matters, be that through contested hearing, alternative dispute resolution or the provision of advice.

Before coming to the Bar in March 2000, Jim practised in financial services law, including superannuation, life insurance and managed investments.  At the Bar he has continued this work for all relevant entities, including trustees, investment managers, members, claimants and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.  He is a longstanding member of the Superannuation Lawyers Study Group.

Jim was the Deputy Chair of the Corporations and Securities Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association until late 2014 and takes a full range of Corporations Act matters, including allied matters relating to incorporated associations and other not-for-profit bodies.

He takes pro-bono matters through the VicBar Legal Assistance Scheme.

Recent matters that Jim has been involved in can be found here.

His experience as a solicitor can be found here.

Jim has trained many young lawyers in Advocacy on behalf of the Leo Cussen Institute and the Victorian Bar, including in Vanuatu.  He sat on the Victorian Bar’s International Advocacy Training Committee between 2017-2019.

Jim has mentored lawyers practising in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea and has mentored a student from the People’s Republic of China undertaking a Master of Laws Degree at the University of Melbourne.

He has given a number of seminars and papers which can be found here.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.