November 29, 2023

Managing Partner Tim Walden named Law Firm Leader of the Year at NZ Law Awards


We are thrilled to announce that James & Wells Managing Partner Tim Walden was named Law Firm Leader of the Year (in the <100 lawyers category) at the recent 2023 New Zealand Law Awards.

Tim has steered James & Wells through another year of growth, continued expansion into Australia, a restructuring of the firm to accommodate a trans-Tasman partnership and significant IT upgrades, all whilst challenging the narrative of what it means to be a law firm. Tim is a human-centric leader with a great sense of responsibility for staff wellbeing. He leads with compassion and invests in the firm’s people through the lens of wellbeing, career growth, openness, and collegiality.

The annual New Zealand Law Awards, now in its 19th year, is the leading independent awards event in the legal profession in New Zealand. Across an array of categories, the awards recognise New Zealand’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals, and dealmakers over the past year.

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