Since 1958, Jim has practised as a lawyer in the Brisbane Central Business District in a wide variety of civil legal practice areas. Jim started commenced as an Equity Partner in 1959, shortly after joining the profession.
Jim joined Bennett & Philp Lawyers as a Consultant bringing his experienced team with him.
Due to his many years with the profession, his role as Consultant to the firm provides a valuable mentoring role to the younger practitioners, while continuing to manage and supervise his clients' legal affairs.
Jim's areas of practice encompass:
- Elder Law;
- Wills and succession disputes;
- Powers of Attorney;
- Retirement communities;
- Discretionary and Unit Trusts; and
- Property development, sales, purchases and leases of commercial, industrial, residential and rural properties as well as water rights.
Jim has frequently acted as Statutory Trustee under the Property Law Act, as Executor and Administrator of deceased estates, as well as Attorney for overseas investors and for aged and disabled persons.
Jim practises as a Notary Public for corporate and government entities and in assisting individuals with transactions in foreign countries.
On the merger of James Byrne & Company with Bennett & Philp in 2014, Jim brought his 56 years of experience and a substantial client following to the firm.