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Jared studied law and classics at the University of Canterbury, before heading overseas to study and perform opera.

He started work as a lawyer in mid-2007. Since then, he has worked in law firms, as well as periods at Wellington City Council and as a barrister sole. He joined the partnership of Gibson Sheat in 2021.

Jared has a focus on construction law-related matters, including 'front end' drafting and negotiation, as well as disputes. He is experienced in managing disputes in High Court proceedings, adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act 2002, and arbitration, as well as in alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and facilitated negotiation.

Jared is a member of the Society of Construction Law.

Outside of work, Jared and his wife keep busy with two lovely daughters. He still sings and performs when he can, and also enjoys tennis, squash, and golf.