Jay has over 22 years’ experience in the construction industry, working on diverse engineering projects and has a sound grounding in commercial litigation and contract law.
Ten years as a civil engineer on major road and airport construction projects, has provided Jay with a sound understanding of the risks, technical, budgetary and time constraints on infrastructure projects.
In order to focus more on the contractual arrangements of infrastructure projects, Jay studied law and spent four years as a solicitor working in the areas of contract law, property law, local government, planning and development law and building and construction security of payment adjudication.
Since then, he has worked with contractors, owners and lawyers on a range of matters ranging from tender submissions to contractual disputes and expert witness work. This has involved assessment and preparation of claims for delay, disruption, acceleration and prolongation. Jay has assisted clients through mediation processes and brings a commercial understanding to the negotiations.
More recently, Jay has been assisting clients during the development and procurement stage of projects, particularly in relation to structuring contract documentation to bring clarity to the requirements and reduce the potential for future claims and disputes.