Phone: +64 4 916 6461
Career to date
Jared studied law and classics at the University of Canterbury, before heading overseas to study and perform opera.
Jared started work as lawyer in around 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.
Professional Associations and Community Organisations
Society of Construction Law
My approach to working with my clients
Really listening to clients, understanding their business and values, and taking the time to plan the way forward are key in helping clients with their legal issues.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given
I like the proverb, ‘Measure twice, and cut once’.
What I enjoy outside of work
My two lovely daughters keep my wife and I pretty busy. I still sing and perform when I can. I also enjoy tennis, squash, and golf.
If I wasn’t a lawyer I’d be...
At different times I’ve thought about being a winemaker, a furniture maker, or a barber. But I am very happy and privileged to be a lawyer.