James holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland. James has over 8 years of experience in all matters relating to New Zealand immigration law. James has assisted a substantial number of clients with immigration matters, including the very complex and those carrying significant consequences for the applicant. In addition to his work at Laurent Law, James has worked as a Licensed Immigration Consultant in Auckland CBD and at the Immigration Advisers Authority.

James enjoys the challenge of difficult immigration cases and takes pride in achieving successful outcomes for his clients. He finds the dynamics of interacting with Government departments, such as Immigration New Zealand, to be particularly interesting, requiring not only technical legal knowledge and skill but persuasive ability as well.

Outside work, James likes to go to the Gym and also be outside enjoying the wonderful environment we are lucky with in Auckland.

James welcomes your questions and looks forward to meeting you soon

“I very much enjoy helping people solve the immigration related problems they are experiencing. Many applicants are in a position of vulnerability with respect to Immigration New Zealand making it important they receive sound and ethical advice on the best way forward. Responding to the more challenging problems that Immigration New Zealand presents some clients is something that we have considerable experience in. Effective responses require not only being technically skilful, but often also an element of creative thought”.

James is a member of the New Zealand Association of Migration and Investment

Contact James on jturner@laurentlaw.co.nz