Full Name: Mr James Stoller
Phone: +61 3 9225 6161
Phone: +61 3 9225 6161
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 1901
Date of Admission: 15 Aug 2006
Called to the Bar: 10 May 2018
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons)
Previous Occupation: Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor's Office


James practises in public, commercial and common law. 

Before coming to the Bar, James spent almost ten years as a solicitor.  Most recently, he was a Principal Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, specialising in administrative and regulatory law.  At the VGSO, he acted for government departments, regulators and other statutory agencies in judicial review, merits review and professional disciplinary proceedings.  He also advised government entities on statutory interpretation and statutory decision making.

Before joining the VGSO, James was a Senior Solicitor in the Civil Law section at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency in Darwin.  In that role, he specialised in administrative and common law litigation, with a focus on intentional torts. 

Prior to that, James spent almost three years in commercial litigation at Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers, working on a broad range of commercial disputes.

James also worked as a Senior Solicitor in the Proceeds of Crime directorate of the Office of Public Prosecutions, acting for the DPP in proceedings under the Confiscation Act 1997.

James read with Christopher Archibald QC.

Areas of Practice


  • Civil Appeals
  • Merit Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Building Law & Construction Law
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law

Common Law

  • Intentional Torts
  • Judicial Review
  • Negligence

Criminal Law

  • Proceeds of Crime

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Health & Medical
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Merits Review
  • Migration Law
From 11 May 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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