Principal – Leeha
With over 23 years experience practising law and a desire to provide specialised and affordable assistance to people who need legal representation with their personal injury claims, Leeha opened James Law in 2014. Leeha has represented clients from many occupations and industries, including individuals and members of trade unions, community and not-for-profit organisations, and professional bodies Australia-wide. She doesn’t just specialise is compensation law; but within compensation law, with unique expertise in relation to fatal and catastrophic injury, complex and complicated injuries, industrial disease (including occupational cancer).
Leeha is a member of the Queensland Law Society Accident Compensation/Tort Law Committee. Leeha regularly publishes papers and delivers presentations and industry training on workplace health and safety obligations and breaches, and employee and injured person rights and entitlements.
Passionate about firefighter cancer compensation, Leeha assisted the Firefighters Cancer Foundation of Australia (FCFA) at the Queensland Parliamentary Committee hearings in 2015, and successfully argued for the introduction of presumptive cancer legislation for all firefighters including firefighting volunteers. She has also assisted the FCFA in Victoria as they lobby for presumptive legislation and has provided various advice and assistance to victims of Fiskville. She represents firefighters with occupational cancer in all states and territories with claims for workers compensation, with particular expertise in claims where no presumptive legislation applies.
- Member of the Queensland Law Society Accident Compensation / Tort Law Committee since 2012;
- Queensland Law Society, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law since 2006;
- Queensland Law Society, Practice Management, 2004;
- Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia, 1998;
- Bachelor of Laws, QUT, 1998;
- Bachelor of Arts & Humanities (with Honours) majoring in Australian Politics and Media Production, Griffith University, 1992.