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James Jarvis

Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property

James Jarvis


James has a great eye for detail – nothing gets past him – but he also has a creative side. He looks beyond the immediate issue, thinking laterally and widely to find innovative solutions that manage risk and meet his clients’ commercial objectives.

With over 30 years of experience in the banking and finance sector, James has acted for most of the major national, international and regional banks in Australia as well as other large financial institutions. James specialises in corporate insolvency, restructuring and recovery work, representing clients in secured and unsecured recovery matters, recovery from corporate and individual guarantors and a wide range of lending operations.

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James has been part of many of South Australia’s most complex insolvency administrations. He acts for all of Australia’s major corporate insolvency practitioners and also with administrators and liquidators in restructuring, investigation and recovery of assets and public examinations of company officers.

Clients tell us that James and our banking and finance team are amongst the best in Australia – comparable to any first tier firm. James uses his deep knowledge of the law, resourceful approach and commercial focus to efficiently and effectively meet his clients’ objectives. Responsive and risk aware, James carries out high profile work with the discretion needed to protect his clients’ corporate brand.

James’ expertise was acknowledged in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers Australia for Insolvency & Reorganisation law and Banking & Finance law.


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Advanced Insolvency from the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australasia



  • Former Treasurer and Vice President of The Law Society of South Australia
  • Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia
  • Law Council of Australia Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee.
  • The Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association Member