James is a Senior Solicitor in the Crown Specialist team prosecuting a wide range of crime in the Auckland area.
Prior to joining Meredith Connell, James was a Defence Lawyer based in the North Shore, regularly appearing in the District Court for judge-alone trials and as a junior for jury trials. James has also frequently appeared in the High Court for appellate work.
- Vaipapalangi v R  NZHC 1971 – Successful bail appeal overturning a decision declining EM Bail to a residential rehabilitation centre
- LLB(Hons) dissertation on the regulation of undercover police officers in New Zealand
BCom/LLB(Hons), University of Auckland