I fix things. Big and small. Of any kind.

Jason in 60 seconds

Jason is the Group Leader of Henry Davis York's Disputes Group, which includes the legal teams for: Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Employment & Safety; Insurance; and Government Inquiries, Commissions & Inquests.

Jason is a litigation and disputes expert. For over 20 years he has worked as a specialist commercial litigator. He has accumulated a broad range of experience. Jason has acted for a large variety of clients in many sectors, principally in the Corporate, Financial Services, Government, Health and Mining sectors. Jason's current clients include Commonwealth and NSW Government departments and agencies, Macquarie Bank, Westpac, Iris Capital, Dell, Goodman Group and Sonic Healthcare.

Jason's approach to a dispute reflects that risk is inherent in all disputes and that it cannot be eliminated. He works hard on reducing exposure to those risks as much as possible, while also identifying and deploying broader strategies as part of his commitment to resolve any dispute on fair and reasonable terms.

Jason is a strong advocate for pursuing alternative forms of dispute resolution. In consultation with an esteemed former Judge, Jason has developed a highly flexible model for the resolution of disputes through the appointment of an independent legal expert. This model can be used in a wider variety of disputes and has worked particularly well in resolving contract disputes. The model can be a powerful tool in settlement discussions and lends itself to being a very quick, cost effective and principled way of resolving a wide variety of disputes. 

Qualifications

  • BEd, LLB

    Accredited LEADR (Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution) mediator.

     

Independent Recognition

  • Recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in Dispute Resolution in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017, 2016 and 2015
  • Endorsed as a leading lawyer in telecommunications by PLC, 2011

Industry associations

  • Accredited LEADR (Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution) mediator

Jason's Recent Experience

Commonwealth of Australia

Represented the Commonwealth in all aspects of the successful outcome of a complex and high value claim brought by Optus and OPEL. The claim arose from a contract to build large scale telecommunications infrastructure to provide broadband services across Australia. The matter involved intricate factual questions about telecommunications infrastructure, and novel and complex legal arguments including the limits of contractual discretions conferred on the Commonwealth.

Macquarie

Representing Macquarie in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria concerning its investment in Connective Group, one of the largest mortgage aggregators in Australia.

Property development and management company

Acted for a publicly listed property development and management company in disputes arising in relation to a number of developments. The multi-million dollar dispute was resolved in the client's favour within months and at a small fraction of the cost that would have been incurred had the matter proceeded to Court.