James Roche

“James brings his diverse family law experience to the Family Law Team at Watkins Tapsell. He focuses on his clients and addresses their family law issues using a big-picture approach”
James Roche
James Roche

James Roche joined Watkins Tapsell in 2012 after having practiced in the United States for 10 years. James is qualified to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales in State and Federal Courts and he is also a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, USA.

Prior to joining Watkins Tapsell, James’s practice primarily involved family law disputes. James has substantial experience as an in-court advocate and has appeared in numerous jury and non-jury trials. In addition to his litigation experience, James was certified as a mediator in the United States in 2012 and is a strong supporter of Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

James Roche’s Practice Includes:

  • Property matters
  • Parenting matters
  • Divorces
  • De-facto property and parenting matters
  • Binding financial agreements
  • Relocation matters
  • Estate disputes
  • Will contests
  • Family provision claims
  • Estate planning advice
James approaches client legal issues in a pragmatic, problem-solving way. He recognises the emotional impact of family and estate disputes and listens to clients’ concerns about their families, finances, and futures. James takes satisfaction in guiding clients through often turbulent periods of their life so that they emerge from difficult times as strongly as possible.
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Practice Areas Include

Family Law
Experience has given us a great level of expertise in ensuring that our clients’ interests are protected.
Understanding your circumstances to reflect your needs and wishes.
Peace of mind knowing all after-life arrangements are met.
Family Law
A leading family law firm in Sydney, Watkins Tapsell supports families through all aspects of separation, divorce, parenting arrangements and property settlement.


Watkins Tapsell
Exceptional Service from James Roche and Receptionist.
The team from Watkins Tapsell are great to deal with! I have spoken to both Jamie and Peter on regular basis. They have been incredibly professional, knowledgeable and generous with both their expertise and time!
My first and only time needing a solicitor. It may not have been a fun experience, but I do feel that the advice I was provided, positively influenced my decisions that resulted in a better outcome.
Exceptional Service from James Roche. Was very Courteous & kept me informed on time frame.
Watkins Tapsell

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Office open Mon–Fri 08:30 am – 17:30 pm
Other times by appointment only.


Head office location

Level 3, 550 Princes Highway
Kirrawee NSW 2232


Contact information

PO Box 88
Sutherland NSW 1499

(02) 9521 6000

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