James attended the University of Auckland and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts. James has over 7 years experience in the immigration law field and has assisted a number of clients with immigration matters, including the very complex and those carrying significant consequences for the applicant. In addition to working as a fully-fledged Immigration Lawyer, James has worked as a Licensed Immigration Consultant for a well-known immigration practice 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.

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”.

Contact James on jturner@laurentlaw.co.nz