James is an experienced commercial lawyer with particular expertise in construction and infrastructure, property development and social housing.
Prior to joining Greenwood Roche in 2013, James spent 11 years practising in London where he was recommended by the UK Legal 500 for his work in development in the social housing sector.
Following the Canterbury earthquakes, Housing New Zealand adopted a $1.2 billion project to rebuild and redevelop its social housing portfolio in Canterbury.
Greenwood Roche has been advising Housing New Zealand on legal aspects of the comprehensive repair and development projects in Canterbury.
Housing New Zealand has recently entered into new contracts with housing maintenance providers.
Greenwood Roche acted for Housing New Zealand in relation to its housing maintenance contracts and associated trust accounting arrangements with the main contractors and their banks.
Principal, Greenwood Roche 2014 –
Senior Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2013 – 2014
Senior Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood LLP (London) 2011 – 2013
Senior Assistant Solicitor, Dawsons LLP (London) 2006 – 2011
Assistant Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood (London) 2002 – 2006
Solicitor, Duncan Cotterill 2000 – 2002
Solicitor, O’Regan Arndt Peters & Evans 1999 – 2000
LLB, BA (Canterbury)
Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
DDI: +64 3 353 0575
Mobile: +64 27 447 7668
Phone: +64 3 353 0570
Fax: +64 3 353 0578
James is primarily based in Christchurch.
Physical: Level 3, 1 Kettlewell Lane
680-690 Colombo Street
Mail: PO Box 139
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