James Corcoran


P: 04 974 4706
M: 027 278 3698

F: 04 471 1121

James Corcoran holds a BSc from the University of Otago (major in Genetics) and an LLB from Victoria University.  James was admitted to the Bar in 2014 and works primarily with Elspeth Horner on insurance and civil litigation matters. 

James worked for the New Zealand Law Society for approximately 2½ years and held the role of Debt Recovery Officer for the Lawyers Complaints Service.  This involved James seeking recovery of costs and penalties from lawyers who had been censured as a result of disciplinary action.  This experience gave James a depth of experience in dealing with:

  • Professional negligence claims against legal professionals; and
  • Recovery action for debts due.

Since joining Mahony Burrowes Horner James has:

  • Provided advice to insurers regarding the quantum of disputed claims;
  • Assisted in preparing policy advice regarding scope of coverage;
  • Assisted in the defence of claims;
  • Appeared as counsel at a District Court settlement conference.


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