Craig James

Senior Lawyer

Craig is a practical and approachable lawyer who draws on extensive experience and knowledge in advising and structuring legal solutions for his clients.

Craig has over 40 years legal experience, practising primarily in the areas of property law, commercial law and estate planning as well as migration law and sports law.

Craig was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1975. His early career was as a solicitor at Stone James, Parker and Parker and Gibson and Gibson, where he was a partner for over 25 years before joining Slater and Gordon.

Craig has developed extensive expertise and experience in various areas of law but predominantly in commercial, property and estate planning law.

Craig is a former Vice President of the WA Sports Federation and legal adviser to the Federation and its members. He has been involved in the administration of Rowing at Club, State and National level for over 40 years, President of Rowing WA for 18 years and continues as a Board member and Western Australia’s delegate to the Rowing Australia Council.

Craig’s contribution to rowing and sport in Western Australia has been recognized with a number of awards, including being awarded Member of the Order of Australia in 2016.

Craig has considerable experience in and has also contributed to State and National enquiries into strata titles law and sports governance.

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial and Corporate
  • General commercial law & agreements
  • Business structuring
  • Business succession
  • Property
  • General property structuring & advice
  • Strata title law
  • Commercial & retail leasing
  • Real estate contracts & special conditions
  • Easements & restrictive covenants
  • Possessory title (adverse possession)
  • Wills and Estates
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Powers of Attorney & Guardianship
  • Estate administration - including probate, letters of administration & informal wills
  • Sport law - including not for profit structures & constitutions
  • The Law Society of Western Australia
  • Property Law Committee
  • Elder Law and Succession Sub Committee
  • Rotary Club of Dalkeith