Jason holds a Master of Laws (LLM), Graduate Diploma and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from QUT as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (UNE) and a Graduate Diploma in resource Management (DofD).

Jason was admitted as a solicitor in 2007, practicing in a mid-sized Queensland (now national) firm before being called to the private Bar in 2009 where he continues to practice. He was a foundation member of 35 West Chambers which he and others established in 2010.

While primarily practicing in the District and Supreme Courts of Queensland, Jason has appeared in most Australian jurisdictions and since 2013 has appeared internationally in the Solomon Islands including appearing successfully unled in the Solomon Islands Court of Appeal.

Jason’s substantive practice includes appearing in complex commercial contract including multi jurisdiction legal issues, partnership disputes, tax law test cases at first instance and on appeal, company derivative actions and corresponding oppressive conduct cases as well as matters in restraint of trade and issues of statutory and contractual construction.

His applications practice regularly includes the seeking of and resisting of freezing orders, the appointment of receivers and statutory trustees, the winding up of companies, the appointment of statutory trustees, interlocutory injunctions which have included the removal of individuals from businesses and return of property as well as injunctions of employees and competing businesses in restraint of trade.

He has been a member of the Queensland Bar Association General Litigation (Practice & Procedure/Insurance Law/Personal Injuries) Committee since 2014.  He has previously presented and taught on issues of evidence on the Queensland Bar Course and is a co-author of the book Civil Procedure in the Solomon Islands available through Lexis Nexis Australia (2020) and presented professional papers including as to the obligations of pleading a counterfactual in circumstances of asserted breach of duty and the operation of s100A of the ITAA.

Jason also has an interest in sport and sports law having served as the legal counsel of the Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) and Queensland Weightlifting Association (QWA). He has appeared at the Queensland Rugby League tribunal and sat as a member of both the Greater Brisbane Junior Rugby League (GBJRL) and the Brisbane Junior Rugby Union (BJRU) judiciary. He also coaches both rugby union and weightlifting.

Before coming to the law, Jason served in the Australian Army from 1990 – 2004.  He is a graduate of the Royal Military College – Duntroon and served as an infantry officer on operations as a Captain in Bosnia Herzegovina and as a Major in Timor Leste before retiring in 2004.

  • LLM – Queensland University of Technology
  • G’Dip Legal Practice – Queensland University of Technology
  • G’Dip of Resource Management – Department of Defence
  • Bachelor of Laws – Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies – University of New England

Jason was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland and the High Court in 2007 and after working in mid-tier solicitor firms in Brisbane was called to the Bar in 2009.  Jason was a foundation member of 35 West Chambers.

  • Member, Bar Association of Australia

Reported and International

Austree Enterprise Pty Ltd & Ors v Shiyao Guo & Ors 322 of 2012 [2017] HC of Solomon Islands

South East Civil & Drainage Contractors Pty Ltd v AMGW Pty Ltd [2013] 2 Qd R 189

Allen (Trustee), Re; Allen’s Asphalt Staff Superannuation Fund v Commissioner of Taxation (2011) 195 FCR 416

Commissioner of Taxation v Trail Bros Steel & Plastics Pty Ltd (2010) 186 FCR 410


Recent or Significant

Three Two Three Pty Ltd v Cattanach [2022] QSC 002 (shareholder dispute)

Coggan v Mt Cotton Child care Centre Pty Limited [2021] FCA 1595 (Resisting the appointment of receivers)

Commissioner of Taxation v Douglas [2020] FCAFC 220 (Military Superannuation (DFRDB))

Douglas and Commissioner of Taxation (Taxation) [2020] AATA 494 (13 March 2020) (Military Superannuation (DFRDB))

Nalini Asher Enterprises Pty Ltd v H and M Tracey Construction Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 2161 (Rule 7.23 pre-proceeding disclosure)

Pacific Crown Helicopters Pty Ltd v Helistar Aviation Pty Ltd [2019] QDC 278 (Contract construction, bailment, and penalties)

Alzheimer’s Association of Queensland Inc and ASIC, Re [2018] AATA 2403 (Business name registration)

Vassallo v Easitag Pty Ltd (C2017/6484) [2018] FWCFB 501 (Principles for constructing award)

Campbell v Superannuation Complaints Tribunal [2017] FCA 1509 (Military superannuation in Family Court proceedings)

Anythings Possible Transport Pty Ltd v Redox Pty Ltd [2016] FCA 1601 (Injunction principles)

Simon v Simon [2013] FCCA 432 (Trustees in bankruptcy in Family Court proceedings)

Barrister JASON WARD


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