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Perth, Western Australia Attorney
James Harris

Phone: +61 8 9322 1966


Languages: English

James is a commercial lawyer with more than 12 years’ experience spanning across the public and private sectors.

For the past 6 years he served the City of Canning as its Principal Legal Counsel. The City is one of Perth’s larger local governments and one of few that still operates the bulk of its services ‘in-house’. With its operations being so broad, his tenure was effectively being the legal counsel to an aquatic facilities operator, a health & fitness centre operator, a golf course operator, a retirement villages operator, an aged care services provider, a property developer, a landlord, an events manager, a waste services operator, a landfill operator, and a local government authority.

During his time at the City, he also managed several sophisticated matters whilst gaining exposure to the full breadth of law affecting local governments.

James’ pro-active and ‘hands-on’ on approach to in-house legal practice has afforded him a comprehensive and truly unique understanding of the local government sector’s day-to-day operations, strategic interests, and legal needs.

Courts Admitted:

  • Supreme Court of WA – 2009
  • High Court of Australia – 2013


  • Law Society of Western Australia


  • Bachelor of Laws, Commercial law focus
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A), Business Administration and Management, General
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Corporate Finance

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HHG Legal Group

Level 8, Cloisters Building
863 Hay Street
Perth, Western Australia, 06000

Law Firm Contact: Murray Thornhill

Tel: +61 8 9322 1966

Fax: +61 8 9322 2727



Member Since: 2014

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