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Qualifications

LLB (Canterbury)

Alternative contact

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Jude Cheal

James is an Associate in the property team at Cavell Leitch.

James’ areas of expertise include residential property, commercial property, subdivisions (large and small-scale), construction contracts, financing, and leasing.

James takes great pride in providing timely, pragmatic, and cost-effective legal advice in order to assist his clients to achieve their goals.

"I pride myself on providing practical and timely legal advice to my clients to help them achieve their goals. I believe that good communication plays a key role in this so I work hard to be available for my clients and to keep them informed of the process every step of the way."


Outside of work James is a keen musician having toured extensively throughout New Zealand in several bands.

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"I’ve recently referred two different friends to James for conveyancing matters due to the great work he did for us earlier this year. In both cases the friends have offered me unsolicited feedback saying that they were impressed with James and the service he provided."

Recent work

  • Assisted a client with the purchase, subdivision, and then sales of individual lots in a 100+ lot subdivision.
  • Assisted multiple clients with the sale and purchase of their homes, investment properties, and lifestyle properties.
  • Assisted a client with the purchase and subsequent leasing of a multi-store commercial property.
  • Advised a client about the correction of a defective cross-lease development and subsequent sale.

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