Jim came from sole practice in Waverley, where he began practice in 1970 with his father. He was district coroner for the area and is a popular funeral celebrant.
Jim’s practice in Waverley was fairly general, but with a rural bent. His clients often span generations of the same family. Jim is now seen as a rural law specialist, which includes implementing structures for long term asset management.
Jim was a long standing member of the Whanganui Standards Committee and is an oracle on matters of ethics. He served on the District Law Society’s Council and is a past president.
Jim is a keen duck shooter and enjoys clay target shooting with his wife Dale out of season. Jim and Dale have spread their wings and are frequent travellers on and off the beaten track.