James Conomos

James Conomos

Managing Director 

3004 8201  |      |  jim@jcl.com.au

James established JCL in 1992 as a specialist practice in commercial litigation and insolvency. Driven by a desire to achieve positive outcomes for his clients, James’ focus has always been on effective and efficient problem resolution.

The firm came into being because James is passionate about achieving positive outcomes for clients within realistic time frames and providing real value for money. By establishing his own firm, James has also pursued his desire to help younger lawyers learn the art of law and problem solving.

James has a broad range of legal experience, with extensive experience in commercial litigation and insolvency. He has acted in hundreds of litigious matters, in a range of disputes from land valuation, contract disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, fraud claims, building disputes and debt claims.

James also has considerable experience in asset structuring, corporate and commercial matters including advising directors, shareholders and business owners on a range of commercial disputes.

Some of the cases in which James has acted have changed the law and provided positive results. Those cases include:

With a keen interest in writing and delivering papers in his areas of practice, James has shared his considerable knowledge through various publications.

James is also an exclusive IR Global member for Insolvency.

James practises in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Bankruptcy

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Law (Hons)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the Insolvency and Reconstruction Law Council of Australia
  • IR Global, Insolvency Member for Australia

Previous roles:

  • Queensland State Chair of the Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Queensland State Chair of the Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee of the Queensland Law Society
  • National Chair of the Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

Recognised Excellence:

  • 2020 Leading Insolvency & Reorganisation Lawyer – Best Lawyers
  • 2019 Leading Australian Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide
  • 2019 Leading Queensland Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide
  • 2019 Leading Queensland Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide
  • 2019 Australian Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year – Corporate LiveWire
  • 2019  Litigation Partner of the Year Award finalist – Lawyers Weekly
  • 2019 Leading Insolvency and Reorganisation Lawyer 2019 – Best Lawyers
  • 2018 Leading Queensland Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide
  • 2018 Leading  Queensland Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide
  • 2017 Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide
  • 2017 Leading Queensland Insolvency &  Restructuring Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide
  • 2016 Leading Brisbane Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide
  • 2016 Leading Brisbane Insolvency & Reconstruction Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide
  • 2015 Leading Brisbane Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide
  • 2015 Leading Queensland Insolvency Lawyer – Doyle’s Guide