Jamie has been in private practice for over 20 years, becoming a partner at Walters Williams & Co, after 8 years at a large national law firm in New Zealand.
Jamie works primarily in the areas of litigation and public law. He has been involved extensively in litigation in the Waitangi Tribunal, Māori Land Court, Environment Court, High Court and Court of Appeal involving historic and contemporary Māori issues including fisheries, settlement negotiations, land ownership and administration, and resource management. He has also appeared twice in the Privy Council. For the past 15 years Jamie has represented Te Ohu Kai Moana and advises on matters relating to the operation and implementation of aspects of the Māori fisheries settlement. He also represents iwi in Treaty settlements (including in relation to the Whanganui and Waikato River settlements), and advises the Freshwater Iwi Advisory Group on the policy work relating to the Government’s freshwater management regime.