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Kirsten James



1 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Office Telephone: +61 (0)2 9320 4600
Office Fax: +61 (0)2 9320 4666

Direct Dial (Sydney): +61 (0)2 9320 4617 Download VCard

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Kirsten is involved with complex cross-border and reinsurance disputes, arising from corporate restructuring, statutory assignments, policy interpretation and product/public liability. She has advised on coverage issues, double insurance and restitution. She has also successfully acted in commercial litigation involving misleading and deceptive conduct, conversion and implied contracts. Currently, she is defending a large class action for the manufacturer of aerospace engines.

Kirsten has specialist experience in transport and trade, with a particular focus on dispute resolution arising from charterparties, carriage of goods and other contractual issues (including the intellectual property rights of a fiberglass hull mould). She has also acted in casualty matters, including an allision with a tuna farm, groundings, liquefaction cases, wreck removal and general average.

Kirsten has industry experience as a commercial correspondent for P&I Clubs and has spent time on secondment with Thomas Miller. She was also General Manager for an international loss adjuster, coordinating casualty management.


The Sydney office is one of three HFW offices in Australia advising local and international clients.

With a focus on construction, infrastructure and property projects arising from offshore investment, and international commercial arbitration from commodities and shipping related commercial disputes, the office adds significant capability to our offering throughout Australia and South-East Asia.

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