As a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer, James advises clients on a broad range of commercial issues, and has particular experience in insurance (including reinsurance), insolvency, directors' obligations and the regulatory oversight of commercial affairs (including allegations of corporate offending).

James advises clients on a broad range of civil, corporate and commercial disputes, in addition to assisting clients with non-contentious matters.

James has frequently appeared on behalf of clients at all levels of the court system, as well as representing clients in arbitrations, mediations, negotiations and regulatory investigations.

James is a member of the New Zealand Bar Association, the New Zealand Insurance Law Association and RITANZ.