James attended the University of Auckland and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts. Before joining Laurent Law he had previously worked as a Licensed Immigration Consultant for a well-known immigration practice in Auckland CBD and before that, at the Immigration Advisers Authority. James brings a wealth of immigration experience to the Laurent Law team.

James relishes the challenge of difficult immigration cases and thoroughly enjoys the rewarding experience of achieving results 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 working with people to help them 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 technically skilful, but often also an element of creative thought”.

Contact James on jturner@laurentlaw.co.nz