Jim has been in legal practice in Hawera since 1974.
After acting as a partner in the family firm of James & JW Edmondston, Jim joined Welsh McCarthy in late 1998.
Jim has a varied practice which includes Family Law, rural and residential conveyancing and Trusts/Estates.
Outside of work his interests are in brass banding being a playing member of Hawera Brass. The highlight of his banding was selection for the National Band of New Zealand in 1980 which toured the United States. Other interests include gardening and trout fishing.