November 16, 2022

James & Wells crowned Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year at 2022 New Zealand Law Awards


We are thrilled to announce that James & Wells has again been awarded Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 New Zealand Law Awards.

With our patent, trade mark and litigation practitioners globally ranked as leading intellectual property specialists, this recognition cements James & Wells as New Zealand’s leading independent intellectual property firm. The Judges’ comments include:

“Top of its field; An excellent submission. Well referenced and supported; Clearly market leaders in terms of expertise; A broad range of expertise in the IP space with an emphasis on being client and solutions-focused over the last 12 months; A wide variety of complex work, undertaken by a capable and invested team; Locally-owned and continuing to take on the competition with excellent results”

Partner Ceri Wells said, “We are incredibly proud of being named New Zealand’s leading Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year; it’s a testament to the hard work our incredibly talented staff put in every year, and it is great to see the firm and its staff receive the recognition it deserves. I would also like to congratulate all winners and finalists for their success over the last year.”

The annual New Zealand Law Awards, now in its 18th year, is the leading independent awards event in the legal profession in New Zealand. Across an array of categories, the awards recognise the region’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals and dealmakers over the past year. It’s a true reflection of excellence in the legal profession.

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