James Rowland



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).

Service Areas

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Master of Laws (Hons)
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand