James Clareburt

Group General Counsel

James is Group General Counsel based at TPG’s Wellington office, where he leads TPG’s nationwide legal team.

James has formed part of TPG’s senior management team since 2013. His interest areas now include TPG’s corporate and governance matters as well as business development and client relationship roles. He also remains active as a senior strategic advisor, providing specialist support, skills, and legal advice on property and land law related issues. In conjunction with the other members of the legal team, James brings a high level of expertise and technical ability in legal areas relating to TPG’s core business. James has particular specialist skills in dealing with Public Works Act 1981 (PWA) matters.

James has 26 years’ experience in advising public sector clients and has developed extensive expertise in land and property law in this area. James provides valuable support to TPG’s nationwide operations and is able to apply a variety of legal skills in property and land law. James’ expertise and experience has seen him invited to be a stakeholder adviser to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) in revising their Crown Property Standards in 2005, 2009 and 2014 and 2023.