With a systematic approach to family conflicts, James facilitates outcomes that allow our clients to move past these emotional times with certainty.

James has handled numerous sensitive and noteworthy cases that have helped shape family law (TC v SC, Dey v. Blackett). This experience provides him with the credible knowledge our clients need when they are faced with similar complex litigation. James has a proven ability to deliver successful outcomes to even the most insurmountable cases.

James gathers critical information, explains the legal process, and identifies ideal avenues for our clients.


Divorce Property division
Spousal support Child support
Trusts Custody / guardianship
Parenting arrangements Relocation / mobility
Marriage agreements Separation agreements
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements Cohabitation agreements

While his priority is to negotiate a solution outside the courtroom, James understands family conflicts can arrive to a point where litigation is necessary. When this occurs, he works tenaciously for our clients. His successful experience in appellate law reinforces his capability as a strong advocate who presents a compelling argument.

A growing aspect of James’ legal practice are relocation cases. The idea of a parent moving away can be emotionally exhausting for all parties. Custody issues, spousal support and what’s in the best interests of children all come to the forefront. Our clients appreciate James for his ability to efficiently help them navigate these sensitive nuances.

When James was growing up, his father served in the military and his family lived in many cities. This allowed him to meet families of all sizes and structures. He applies these experiences to his legal practice, working closely with our clients so they can move forward from these disputes with an effective new structure in place.

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Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association, member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Family Law Section member
  • Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia, member
  • Law Society of British Columbia, member
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2010
  • University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Laws, 2009
  • University of Victoria, Bachelor of Arts (Economics), 2005