James provides advice to First Nations on questions involving aboriginal and treaty rights, natural resources and environmental law, the development of reserve lands, and corporate and band governance issues. He has negotiated significant impact benefit agreements, economic development agreements, and reconciliation agreements, and has also helped clients solve problems concerning a range of issues involving employment law, administrative law, criminal law, defamation, personal injury, and freedom of information.
James was ‘gold medalist’ at UBC Law School and graduated with distinction from Oxford University. He also served as a law clerk to The Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci at the Supreme Court of Canada.
James also holds a M.Sc. degree. He spent five years travelling around British Columbia, working as a scientific consultant to the B.C. Ministry of Forests, before becoming a lawyer. He provides free legal advice to charities and community groups, and spends his spare time exploring the great outdoors with his family.
James' assistant is Amanda Heit: firstname.lastname@example.org