James undertakes a broad range of commercial work in both litigation and arbitration. His practice has an emphasis on contract, insurance, equity and trusts, regulatory and international law matters.
James graduated from the University of Auckland with degrees in Law and Arts (history and politics). He won numerous academic prizes, as well as the premier national and university mooting competitions. James also has a first class LLM degree from the University of Cambridge, which he attended as a WM Tapp scholar.
James began his career at Bell Gully. His experience includes two years at the Court of Appeal, where he clerked for Justice Chambers, and four years at an international law firm in London, where his practice focused on international litigation and arbitration.
BA/LLB (Hons) (Auck)
LLM (Cantab) (First Class)
Year Admitted: 2008
Barrister Sole: 2016