James Burns

Senior Associate at Burke Mead Lawyers

James (Jamie) Burns is a personal injury lawyer. A former Detective with the NSW Police Force, with an eye for detail and a wealth of life experience, Jamie is passionate about representing people to ensure they get the best outcome and compensation they are entitled to. Jamie understands that each person and claim is unique and aims to personalise his approach and advice to each client to ensure they feel supported and informed each step of the way. 

Jamie has a reputation for advocating for his clients and is well-respected by his peers and in the profession. Jamie represents a broad range of clients in relation to:

  • Motor vehicle accident claims;
  • Workers compensation claims;
  • Industrial accident claims;
  • Emergency worker claims;
  • Medical negligence claims;
  • Superannuation claims (Total and Permanent Disablement);
  • Sexual abuse claims (including historical);
  • Public liability claims;
  • Common law claims; and
  • Negligence claims.

Admitted in both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia, Jamie is also an accredited Independent Legal Assistance and Review Service (ILARS) lawyer advising in all aspects of workers compensation claims. Jamie practices exclusively in personal injury law, working with the Burke Mead team of experienced solicitors.

Education and Memberships

  • ILARS legal service provider
  • Admitted as a legal practitioner of the High Court of Australia
  • Admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Distinction from University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours from University of New England (University Medal)
  • Advanced Diploma of Public Safety from New South Wales Police College
  • Diploma of Policing with Distinction from Charles Sturt University
  • Member, Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Member, Newcastle Law Society
  • Member, NSW Law Society

James Burns

Associate at Burke Mead Lawyers


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Personal injury laws differ from state to state, if you are not in NSW, please contact your relevant state Law society for further assistance.