James is a public lawyer who appears in all State and Federal Courts as well as inquests and inquiries. Most recently, he has represented the Plaintiffs (with Bret Walker SC) in Graham v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (M97/2016) and Te Puia v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (P58/2016), which challenged the validity of s 503A of the Migration Act 1958. He has also represented the Commonwealth (with Stephen Donaghue QC) in a police shooting inquest in the Coroners Court of Victoria.
James has appeared many times in the Federal Court (including unled before the Full Court) in migration cases for both applicants and the Minister. He also advises and represents law enforcement agencies in relation to the protection of information and the exercise of their powers. In this context he has appeared many times in the County Court of Victoria and the Supreme Court of Victoria. His cases include Watkins & Mann (pseudonyms) v DPP (Vic)  VSCA 363 (surveillance devices); CDPP v Brady  VSC 246 (suppression orders); and Jean Ross (a Pseudonym) v The Chief Commissioner of Police  VSCA 254 (reliance on information obtained coercively by Chief Examiner).
To get in touch with James Forsaith | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org