James has particular experience advising insurers on life, disability, liability, and natural disaster claims.
Experienced in a variety of litigation and dispute resolution matters, he has also advised insurers on non-contentious matters, including regulatory compliance and policy drafting.
Before joining Chapman Tripp, James worked at a specialist insurance litigation firm in London. He acted for insurers on a range of contentious matters, focusing on product liability claims.
- Acting for insurers defending claims under life and disability insurance policies.
- Advising an international insurer in respect of its legal and regulatory obligations in operating in New Zealand.
- Acting for an insurer on numerous litigation claims arising out of the Canterbury Earthquakes.
- New Zealand Insurance Lawyers Association.