James N. Olsen
James specialises in sexual, serious violence and drugs cases, as well as appeals. He has extensive experience dealing with a wide range of cases from objectionable publications to rape, common assault to homicide, cannabis possession to major drug operations, and everything in between.
James regularly appears in the District Court on pre-trial hearings, sentencing and jury trials, as well as frequently arguing appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal. He has successfully argued cases at all levels, including our highest court - the Supreme Court.
He acts for people from all walks of life, backgrounds and financial means. He accepts private instructions, provides services through Legal Aid and acts a second counsel to leading criminal barristers.