James Maher

Burley Griffin Chambers


Before being called to the Bar, James worked for over a decade as a lawyer and partner at one of Canberra’s leading criminal defence firms. In this time James developed considerable experience in Commonwealth, State and Territory criminal law matters.

James regularly appears as an advocate in courts and tribunals of all levels in both the ACT and in NSW, including appearing before crime commissions and other coercive tribunals.

James has a particular interest in serious drug offences, conspiracy, sexual assaults, white-collar crime, fraud, money laundering, proceeds of crime, asset forfeiture and regulatory offences.

In addition to appearing in summary and indictable proceedings, James has appeared in appellate matters in the ACT Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.

James also appears as an advocate before various sporting tribunals and judiciaries and in professional disciplinary proceedings.

Contact Details

Phone: 0439 848 692
Email: jmaher@bgchambers.com.au
Admitted at the Bar: 2022

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