Dr James Renwick CSC SCCONTACT DETAILS
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Silk: Appointed Senior Counsel in 2011
Admitted in all States of Australia and in Papua New Guinea.
Degrees and accreditations
Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney, 1985
Parsons Scholar, 1993
Doctor of Juridical Studies, University of Sydney, 1993
Fulbright Scholar, 2007
Arbitrator, Bar ADR since 2015
- Administrative law
- Constitutional law
- Regulatory law
- Commercial law
- Disciplinary law
- International law
- National security law
- Criminal law
- Royal Commissions and Inquiries
- Cyber law
- Industrial law
James is a versatile silk with a general commercial and public law practice, and particular interests in appellate (over 25 appearances in High Court appeals), disciplinary, national security and inquiry work. He practices throughout Australia.
He combines over 30 years of legal experience with strong academic qualifications (he is an adjunct professor, holds a doctorate in constitutional law, and is a former Fulbright Scholar), meticulous preparation, and a focus on the issues which really matter to provide the best results for clients.
For further information about James, please also see his CV.
James regularly appears in the High Court (having appeared in over 25 Full Court hearings), Federal Court, NSW Supreme Court and NSW Land and Environment Court and before a wide range of tribunals and inquiries. A detailed CV can be supplied.
2017 – 2020 Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (part time)
2014 - Senior Member, Appeal Panel, Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division, and Occupational Division, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
2013 - Appointed by Chief of Defence Force as a s 154 Reviewing Officer
2012 - Adjunct Professor, School of Law, Australian National University
2011 - Senior Counsel
2011 – 2017 - Head of the Sydney Naval Legal Panel (Captain RANR) – The Panel comprises about 40 Naval reserve lawyers.
Since 2009 - Associate, Sydney Centre for International Law
2005 - Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne Law School
2001 – 2003 - Appointed by Attorney-General as Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry
2000, 2001 - Member of the NSW Bar Council
Former Member of Professional Conduct Committees of the Bar
1991 – 1992 - Sub-Warden, St Paul’s College, University of Sydney
NSW Bar Association
Australian Institute of Administrative Law
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Associate)