Jamie Watts is team leader of Cowell Clarke’s Building, Construction & Infrastructure practice group. Along with his team, he is one of the few practitioners in South Australia that advises in both drafting construction contracts and construction disputes.
Jamie provides advice to all participants in the construction industry in relation to the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts. Having experience in both drafting construction contracts and construction disputes, allows Jamie and his team to identify and minimise risk as part of the whole construction cycle from procurement to completion. While dispute avoidance is their goal, they have significant experience in prosecuting and defending claims made in all Australian jurisdictions including claims made under the Security of Payment Legislation. Jamie also acts for clients involved in general commercial litigation with a focus on property related litigation, leasing disputes, valuation disputes and compulsory acquisition.
Jamie joined Cowell Clarke in 1998. He regularly makes presentations to clients and industry groups.