James is a solicitor based in the Christchurch office. His practice has a particular focus on commercial, equity, and trust law.
James joined the firm in 2017 having graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours. While at the University of Canterbury he won a number of academic class prizes and was a recipient of the Mahony Cup, awarded to the winners of a New Zealand Law Foundation national mooting competition. He currently works in the national Dispute Resolution Team supporting Jeremy Johnson.
James is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is undertaking a series of advanced certificates toward a STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates. He is also a tutor at the University of Canterbury where he assists the Faculty of Law with a number of academic courses.
James has continued to publish a broad range of academic works in leading New Zealand and Australian legal journals, including the New Zealand Law Review, Public Law Review, and The Arbitrator & Mediator.