- Accrediting Body: Mediation Forum Ireland
- Direct Professional Access:
James was called to The Bar of Ireland in the first call of July 2007.
He predominantly practices in the areas of International Protection, Immigration, and Citizenship (together with related areas including the law on passports and employment permits), where he has acted in cases heard in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, and the European Court of Justice.
He has had various roles as a part-time member of the academic staff of Griffith College, Dublin, since 2009, and has lectured in various subjects on the following courses: LL.B. (Hons) (Part-Time & Full-Time courses); Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice; FE1 Preparation Course (Law Society of Ireland Entrance Exam); and King’s Inns Entrance Preparation Course.
“The 2010 Act and Post-Nullity Ancillary Reliefs: Lacunae and Inconsistencies in the Law: Has the 2010 Act Disincentivised Marriage for Dependent Partners?” James Buckley B.L., (2014) 2 IFLJ 20 (Hillary Issue)
European Court of Justice
Case C-616/19, M.S. v. Minister for Justice and Equality (Court of Justice of the European Union, Judgment of the Court (First Chamber), 10th December, 2020, ECLI:EU:C:2020:1010)
E. v. The Minister for Justice and Equality  IESC 20;  3 IR 317
Court of Appeal
Puong & anor v. The Minister for Foreign Affairs & anor  IECA 149
Talla v. The Minister for Justice & Equality  IECA 135
A.A. v. The Minister for Justice  IECA 272
V.K. and Khan v. Minister for Justice and Equality  IECA 232
Sula and Sula v. The International Protection Appeals Tribunal & anor  IEHC 295
Shao v. Minister for Justice and Equality (No. 2)  IEHC 68
Puong & anor v. The Minister for Foreign Affairs & anor  IEHC 764
Islam v. The Minister for Foreign Affairs  IEHC 559
Y. v. The International Protection Appeals Tribunal & anor  IEHC 548
S. v. The Minister for Justice and Equality IEHC 584
A.A. (Pakistan) v. International Protection Appeals Tribunal  IEHC 497