James Renwick AM CSC SC

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Practice Areas

  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Class Actions and Representative Proceedings
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporations law
  • Criminal
  • Cyber law
  • Family Law
  • Inquests and inquiries
  • International law
  • National security law
  • Regulatory proceedings


James Renwick SC is a versatile silk (2011) with a general appellate, commercial, public, regulatory and inquiry practice. He is an accredited mediator.  He practices throughout Australia and is one of the few silks still holding a practicing certificate in Papua New Guinea.  He accepts instructions in the practice areas set out above.

He combines 38 years of legal experience with strong academic qualifications (a doctorate in constitutional law, and as a former Fulbright Scholar), meticulous preparation, and a focus on the issues which really matter to provide the best and most cost effective results for clients.

He was the 3rd Australian Independent National Security Legislation Monitor between 2017-2020. He has had experience conducting hearings as INSLM, and as a Tribunal member.  He  is familiar with most forms of ADR.

He has appeared in many leading cases and as counsel assisting or representing in a wide range of challenging inquiries.

For further information please speak to him or his clerk Trish Hoff.


To enquire about briefing a member of 12 Wentworth Selborne, or for all other enquiries, please contact the Clerk