James Cairney

Principal

Meredith Connell

James is a commercial litigator with experience in financial markets law, complex fraud, professional negligence and workplace health and safety. James has acted on high profile cases resulting from the collapse of the finance company sector, in litigation resulting from high‐profile corporate failures, for insurers on statutory liability claims, and in matters arising from serious workplace accidents. In addition to commercial litigation, on behalf of the Crown, James prosecutes jury trials involving serious criminal offending. James is also a Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland Law School, and lectures Financial Markets Law to final year law students. James has won a number of academic prizes, including a Senior Scholarship from the University of Auckland’s Law faculty, the Brookfields Lawyers Scholarship, the Brookers Prize in Torts and Contract Law, the NZ Law Review Prize, and the Allan W Mewett Memorial Prize in Evidence.