James Healy - Francis Burt Chambers

James Healy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2017

James Healy is a barrister and arbitrator who practices primarily in insolvency, resources and construction disputes.  He has acted for Australian and overseas corporations in a wide variety of matters, including class actions, international arbitrations and maritime claims.

James also practices extensively in the areas of director’s duties, oppression proceedings, professional negligence, personal property securities, reconstructions and schemes of arrangement. 

James is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a director of the Australian chapter of CIArb.

Prior to joining the bar in 2010, James was a partner of a national law firm and assisted clients with all commercial and contentious aspects of the development of resources projects in Australia, the Asia Pacific and Africa.  James has completed the CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration held at Oxford, and IAMA's course in adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA).

University of Western AustraliaLL.B 1999
Francis Burt Chambers


In relation to insolvency and reorganization, he regularly advises insolvency practitioners, banks, directors and creditors in relation to reconstructions, receiverships, administrations, liquidations and bankruptcy matters. This includes advice with respect to loan and guarantee recoveries, statutory demands, insolvent trading claims and priority disputes under the Personal Properties Securities Act.

In relation to construction and resources disputes, he regularly acts in:

· complex contractual disputes with respect to major construction and engineering projects and infrastructure (with a particular focus on energy, mining and resources and infrastructure);

· security of payment Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA), including enforcement and proceedings challenging adjudication determinations;

· disputes between joint venturers and off-take partners; and

· Warden’s Court mining disputes.

Office Location

Level 19, Allendale Square
77 St. Georges Terrace
P.O. Box C122
Perth, WA 6839

Practice Areas

Insolvency and Reorganization Law