James joined Kensington Swan as Special Counsel in October 2018, having returned from the UK where he was a Partner at leading firm Fieldfisher in London. Now based in Auckland, James joins Partners Charlotte Parkhill (Auckland) and Greg Cain (Wellington) in leading the thriving national employment practice at Kensington Swan.
James advises a range of clients in various industries with domestic and international footprints, having a particular interest in the technology, media and financial services sectors. He is experienced in multi-jurisdictional projects and business transformations, complex reorganisations and the implementation of global policies, and this focus complements the firm’s international outlook as it moves ahead with its plans to join global law firm Dentons.
Charlotte Parkhill, Partner, said, ‘Greg and I are thrilled that James has decided to join us in partnership at a very busy time for the employment team. He is a brilliant lawyer who also brings his international expertise at partnership level to the practice. Our aim is to provide an outstanding client experience, and James absolutely delivers on that with his responsiveness and approachability.’
Charles Spillane, Chief Executive, adds, ‘It is an absolute delight to welcome James to partnership at Kensington Swan. In a short space of time, James has already proven that he is an exceptional employment lawyer, who is well respected by his colleagues. The whole team is having a ball doing great work for great clients. I’m delighted that James chose to come back to New Zealand and join our team.’