Jamie is the Managing Partner of the firm. His practice is primarily focused on Construction Law and Commercial Litigation. He has provided advice and litigated construction cases involving lien claims and disputes, bidding and tendering issues, delay claims, negligence, contract disputes, design issues, building deficiencies, etc. He has also represented clients in many arbitration and mediation cases. Jamie is included in The Best Lawyers in Canada publication for Construction Law, and has been each year since 2016.
In addition to his construction law practice, Jamie has acted for clients in disputes involving property litigation, employment law, landlord and tenant (both commercial and residential) disputes, securities litigation, collection matters, some environmental law issues, shareholder disputes, and many other forms of commercial litigation and contractual disputes.
Jamie has appeared at all levels of court in Nova Scotia, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland & Labrador, the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, and the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island, as well as the Tax Court of Canada and both the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Jamie has also successfully argued and appeared before the Regional Assessment Appeal Court, Workers’ Compensation Board, Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, Labour Standards Tribunal, Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, National Energy Board and various other boards and tribunals. He is a frequent lecturer on builders’ liens, collection practices and various other litigation issues and matters.
Jamie is a Board Member and Vice Chair of Events East Group, and a Board Member of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia. He is also a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Law Society of New Brunswick, the Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador, the Construction Association of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Bar Association. He has volunteered with Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia and the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia. Jamie has also been a long-time coach for Dunbrack Youth Soccer and has volunteered in the past as team treasurer for several of the Halifax Hawks Minor Hockey Teams.
Jamie was recently made a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers this year. This is an invitation only organization that recognizes accomplished construction lawyers in Canada. In 2019, he was selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers in construction law and related fields.