James Glissan AM ESM KC

James Glissan AM ESM KC

Areas of practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Law
  • Coronial Inquests & Commissions of Inquiry
  • Criminal Law
  • Equity
  • Industrial/Employment Law
  • Local Government/Environmental Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Work Health and Safety Law


  • Barrister – 1971

    Queens Counsel – 1985


Bachelor of Arts - University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws - University of Sydney

Master of Laws - University of Sydney and Cambridge University


Advocacy in Practice (7th Edition) LexisNexis, Sydney, 2020 - Now in its 35th year of publication the seventh edition (Advocacy in Practice) is an authoritative guide for lawyers practicing advocacy.

The Laws of Australia, Vol. 11 – Criminal Procedure
Chapter 5: “Opening Addresses”
Chapter 9: “Closing Addresses”
Chapter 10: “Summing Up, Directions by Judge”, Law Book Company, Sydney, 1996.

Australian Criminal Trial Directions Co-author: S. Tilmouth, Butterworts, Sydney, 1996.

Personal Injuries Litigation in New South Wales Butterworths, Sydney, 1995.

Cross Examination, Practice and Procedure (Second Edition) Butterworths, Sydney, 1990.

The Right Direction – A General Handbook of Jury Directions Co-author: S. Tilmouth, Butterworths, Sydney, 1990.

Cross Examination, Practice and Procedure – An Australian Perspective Legal Books, Sydney, 1985.

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