James Nickless


About James

James Nickless is a Partner of Chambers Russell Lawyers and manages the firm’s Queensland practice.  James is an expert in strata title law and litigation with extensive experience in general commercial litigation, building and construction disputes, debt recovery and insolvency.  James served on the legislation committee of Strata Community Association (QLD) from 2013 to 2019, was elected to its Board of Directors in 2016.

As an experienced negotiator and litigator, James has acted on behalf of bodies corporate, lot owners, builders, developers, banks and other lenders, liquidators, trustees and receivers, public and private companies, as well as government authorities.

James is passionate about advancing the strata industry and is regularly engaged in advocating on behalf of the strata industry to government, the media  and key stakeholders as well as presenting seminars on various aspects of strata law and professional development to clients, industry groups and Universities.

James holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University and is admitted in Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

James's Latest Articles

  • Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Community Titles Schemes and Other Matters) Regulation 2020 On 2 October 2020, the Queensland Government released Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Community Titles Schemes and Other Matters) Regulation 2020. Published by James Nickless on October 8, 2020
  • New BCCM Regulation Modules 2020 On 29 September 2020, the QLD government released the long-awaited new body corporate and community management regulations, with the changes to come into effect on 1 March 2021. The new regulations represent the most significant change for many years in the way that bodies corporate are administered. Published by James Nickless on September 30, 2020
  • QLD COVID-19 General Meeting Motions General meeting motions for owners corporations of strata schemes in QLD to assist with issues arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic Published by James Nickless on May 19, 2020
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