James has appeared as counsel in both the Provincial and Supreme Courts on a variety of matters, both contentious and procedural, including family, personal injury litigation, and youth and adult criminal law. James’ breadth of knowledge in family law covers a variety of topics including child and spousal support, division of family property, Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of Child Abduction, application of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and assumed conduct of hearing of Hague Convention Petition, with leave of Court. He has also dealt in personal injury quanta, estate administration and litigation, and insolvency litigation.
James Cudmore graduated from UBC Law School in Vancouver in 2009 and articled at a family law firm in his hometown of Victoria, B.C. After being called to the Bar in 2010, he returned to Vancouver to practise with MacLean Law.
James practises family law exclusively, with clients throughout the Lower Mainland and our Fort St. John office.
- 2009 Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia
- 2005 Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Victoria, BC
- 2007 Awarded David Roberts Prize for Legal Writing, University of BC
- 2009 British Columbia Bar
- 2010 – Present – Lawyer, MacLean Law, Vancouver, BC
- 2009 – 2010 Articled Student, Hemminger Schmid, Victoria, BC
- Meservy v. Field 2013 BCSC 2378: decision holding that the division of property provisions in the Family Law Act apply retrospectively.
- T.C. v S.C. 2013 BCPC 0217: one of the first relocation decisions decided under Part 4 Division 6 of the Family Law Act and the first to have the presumption of the relocation being in the best interest of the child.
- Hutchen v. Hutchen, 2014 BCSC 729: Spousal support and new partner relationships.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
- Canadian Bar Association, Vancouver Family Sub-Section
- Law Society of British Columbia