James attended and graduated from the University of Sydney with the combined degrees in Commerce and Laws in 2013. He was admitted as a lawyer in 2014 in Queensland where he started practising migration law.
James subsequently moved and worked as a Legal Adviser at Comcare (an arm of the Australian Federal Government) where he represented various arms of the Australian Government at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In this role, he had attained insights on government operations, deliberations, procedures and policies, which transformed into the key advantages and strengths of Visa Plan Lawyers.
James founded Visa Plan Lawyers in 2019.