Posted by Margaret Hellyer on February 27 2020 in News

We are excited to announce that Dew James recently joined Shieff Angland’s Employment Law Team. As a Solicitor of the firm, Dew will be responsible for assisting clients with immigration, refugee and employment law-related matters. With nearly six years’ experience as an immigration and refugee law practitioner, Dew is highly experienced in all areas of this specialised field, including with visa and citizenship applications, complex deportation appeals, and professional ethics complaints involving Licensed Immigration Advisers.

Dew has a particular interest in family-based cases involving the rights of the child, victims of domestic violence, and medical waivers. A University of Waikato alumni, Dew graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (with First Class Honours). Having migrated to New Zealand when she was a child, Dew has first-hand experience with the immigration process and appreciates the stresses involved.

“A client’s best interest is second only to a lawyer’s duty as an Officer of the Court. Therefore, my role as your legal representative is to provide objective advice and pragmatic options that will best serve your immigration pathway in New Zealand.”

Get in touch with Dew for all your immigration-related queries at

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