James Goudkamp practises in all areas of commercial law. As well as working as a tenant of 7 King’s Bench Walk, he is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. He has taught law for over a decade, focusing on foundational private law subjects, remedies and civil procedure.

James’s principal interests in practice are insurance and reinsurance law, professional negligence, aviation, property damage, product liability, economic torts and civil procedure. James has appeared in the High Court as sole counsel.

James has published extensively across the full range of commercial law and is the author of numerous books. James’ work is regularly cited by judges with approval, including by judges sitting in the ultimate appellate courts. James’ work has been referred to judicially in a range of jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and Singapore.

James holds multiple degrees, including a doctorate, which he completed at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. James graduated first in his year in his undergraduate law degree.

James practised part time as a solicitor for over 10 years before being called to the bar. James’s significant experience as a solicitor means that he has a good understanding of the needs of professional clients. James is qualified as a lawyer in New South Wales, Australia, and keeps abreast of the law in that jurisdiction.

In 2005–2006, James was a judicial assistant to the Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, who was then a Justice of the High Court of Australia, which is Australia’s ultimate appellate and constitutional court. During his judicial assistantship, James worked principally on commercial law appeals.

James is authorised to undertake Public Access work.