Jarrett is an adaptable litigator with extensive experience in a broad variety of civil and public law matters. Jarrett’s practice comprises two distinct practices areas.
First, Jarrett practices in all areas of local government law, including bylaw and statutory enforcement, judicial reviews, tree-cutting prosecutions, land use enforcement, dangerous dog applications, employment law, and complex litigation. Jarrett also has a particular interest in advising and assisting local governments to update their bylaws and policies to mitigate risk and to optimize local governments’ abilities to seek compliance out of court.
Second, Jarrett continues to serve private clients in all areas of commercial and civil litigation, including creditor/debtor matters, collection and judgment enforcement, construction disputes, business and shareholder disputes, foreclosure and insolvency matters, contamination claims under the Environmental Management Act, land disputes, and contract matters. Jarrett also maintains a substantial practice in insurance defense.
In addition to his litigation work, Jarrett is frequent contributor to various courses and presentations offered through GovLaw, at post-secondary institutions, and through the local bar association. He is a past sessional instructor in Civil Procedure at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, and is a popular and entertaining speaker for various presentations concerning local government law.
Jarrett is fluent in French and studied law in France for a year.