James is an Associate at Vardags, specialising across the full range of matters in family and divorce, advising in particular on complex financial matters involving family companies and trusts, dissipation of assets, valuation disputes, spousal maintenance, and international elements. He represents a broad client base comprising high net worth individuals, including individuals or their spouses/partners from commercial, City, banking, investment, media, entertainment and sporting sectors, and entrepreneurs.
*Foreign Qualified, Admitted in New Zealand and New South Wales (practising under direct supervision of an authorised member of the Solicitors profession in England and Wales)
James qualified at a family law firm in New Zealand, and later worked at a leading, specialist family and divorce firm in Sydney, Australia, advising on HNW and complex matters, prior to joining Vardags.
James read Law at the University of Otago.
James is an avid reader and swimmer, and is particularly fond of swimming in the beautiful beaches and rivers in New Zealand. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.
We offer a free consultation to suitable clients, typically those where the family's net assets are in excess of £1m or the combined income is in excess of £150,000
Vardags is one of the UK’s top divorce law firms. We specialise in complex, high net worth and international cases. Our President Ayesha Vardag has been widely described as “Britain’s Top Divorce Lawyer” and the “Diva of Divorce”.
Our divorce solicitors have been involved in some of the highest profile cases of recent years at all levels up to the Supreme Court. Most of our cases are managed discreetly and are kept out of the media, but we are adept at managing the press if necessary.
Our top divorce lawyers have acted for or against financiers, entrepreneurs, footballers, celebrities, members of royal families, and the aristocracy. We fight hard where necessary but negotiate to get the best result whenever possible.