James McComish


Victorian Bar


James is a barrister at the Victorian Bar who practises mainly in commercial and public law. He has particular interests in equity and trusts, insurance, and in cross-border disputes.

He teaches Equity and Trusts for the Melbourne JD.

He formerly taught law at the University of Cambridge, where he was a fellow of Selwyn College.

Before coming to the bar, James was an Associate at Allens, where he practised in commercial litigation with a focus on regulatory and insurance-related disputes.

He graduated from the University of Melbourne with first class honours in law, history and art history, and from the University of Oxford with a doctorate in history.

In 2007, he was Associate to Justice Gummow of the High Court of Australia. He is a past editor of the Melbourne University Law Review, and is a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports. He is the Honorary Correspondent for the Selden Society in Victoria.

Teaching (2023)

The Melbourne JD