Mr James Whittaker > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Level 37, Quay Quarter Tower
50 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Work Department

Government / Litigation & Dispute Resolution.




James Whittaker specialises in litigation that is large, difficult and complicated. He brings practical and strategic thinking to large scale problems, making them manageable and solvable. His 20 year career has been spent in the superior courts and tribunals of Australia – as well as keeping his clients out of them. In representing large national and international corporations, governments and associations, his work is often pioneering in nature and of international importance. In addition to large scale litigation, he has particular expertise in class actions, product liability, white collar crime, corporate governance of government related entities and procedures, for example Royal Commissions. James works in particular with large multinationals, on cross-jurisdictional litigation.


Latitude Volunteering – Director Australian Institute of Company Directors – Member University of NSW – Guest lecturer – Indigenous People and the Law (undergraduate), Native Title (post graduate), Litigation (undergraduate) Corrs Chambers Westgarth Litigation, Workplace Relations and IPT&C Division Leader and Executive Leadership Team Member.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Leading individuals)

James Whittaker Corrs Chambers Westgarth

With a keen focus on acting for high-profile clients in the tech, financial services, and public sectors, the ‘highly experienced and expert‘ commercial litigation team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth earns its strong reputation in the dispute resolution sphere.The firm encourages its lawyers to act as advocates, with the Melbourne-based former barrister Charles Scerri KC functioning as an especially notable figure in this regard. Mark Wilks – who leads the team from the Sydney office – boasts experience in class actions and media matters, insolvencies, and disputes in the financial services and energy and resources sectors. James Whittaker and David Anthony are also highly regarded Sydney practitioners, while Perth-based senior partner Kirsty Sutherland is highly regarded for her work in both the energy sector and royal commissions matters. At associate level, the ‘unflappable’ Frieda Chan plays a key role in tech sector and class action disputes.