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James Neate

Partner

James practices extensively in all aspects of commercial disputes, insolvency and recoveries. He was Recommended in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer in South Australia for 2020, 2017 & 2016.

James regularly appears as Counsel in company liquidation and bankruptcy litigation. He advises insolvency practitioners and creditors on a wide range of insolvency and preference-related issues. For over 20 years James has acted for various debt collection agencies and oversaw all recovery actions across Australia for those clients. In recent years he has become recognised as a specialist commercial and recovery litigator. He represents banks and financial institutions in secured and unsecured recovery actions.

James is the immediate Past National President of the Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM). He regularly presents seminars for the Institute and other industry and insolvency groups. James represented the AICM on the ASIC Insolvency Reform Advisory Panel. He has lectured in commercial law at the Adelaide Institute of TAFE and is invited by the Law Society of South Australia to speak as part of their specialist education program.

James practices extensively in all aspects of insolvency, recoveries and commercial disputes.

Areas of Practice

  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Commercial litigation
  • Credit management and debt recovery

Memberships

  • The Law Society of South Australia
  • Life Member of the Australian Institute of Credit Management
  • winSA (Women’s Insolvency Network South Australia)
  • Certified Credit Executive