Areas of Practice

​James accepts instructions on a wide range of matters, including (but not limited to):


  • Civil and commercial litigation

    • Contractual disputes

    • Property disputes (including landlord and tenant disputes)

    • Estates (including testamentary promises and family protection claims)

    • Personal and corporate insolvency, proceedings involving bankruptcy and liquidation

    • Company and shareholder disputes

    • Banking and finance

  • Criminal - all types of serious crime including murder, manslaughter, sexual offending, fraud (category 4 legal aid provider)

  • Proceeds of crime (under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009 and Sentencing Act 2002)

  • Health and safety at work; Worksafe NZ prosecutions

  • Resource Management Act prosecutions

  • Privacy and official information

  • Professional disciplinary proceedings

  • Coronial inquiries

  • Public and administrative (including judicial review)

  • Regulatory/Local Government prosecutions