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James Rowland

Hamilton jamesr@jaws.co.nz
+64 7 957 5686

James is a Solicitor in the Hamilton Litigation team. He joined James & Wells in 2018. His practice includes enforcement and dispute resolution across a range of intellectual property rights, but with an emphasis on patent issues.

With over three years’ experience as a Judges’ Clerk at the Hamilton District Court, James has a keen eye for research and the preparation of written material. He also contributes to New Zealand’s leading text on intellectual property law, James & Wells Intellectual Property Law in New Zealand.

Outside of work, James is a published short story author. He also enjoys travelling, photography and is a keen armchair sports critic (particularly in cricket and Formula 1). 


Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws with History (Hons) from The University of Waikato
  • Master of Laws (Hons) from The University of Waikato
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand