Jessica is a Special Counsel in the Melbourne Dispute Resolution & Litigation team.
Jessica has acted for large corporations in multi-party disputes and for smaller companies, businesses and individuals. Jessica brings a wealth of legal experience gained from working in private practice at a top tier national law firm, international experience working as a lawyer in a London based litigation firm, and in-house as a lawyer for a global insurer and private investment company.
Jessica has been listed as a rising star by Doyle's Guide in the 2023 Commercial Litigation, Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Law rankings.
Jessica is experienced in the following areas:
Jessica seeks to achieve a commercial resolution for clients, resorting to litigation only after alternative modes of dispute resolution such as negotiation and mediation are exhausted. However, Jessica is very experienced in pursuing client claims in formal litigation in the County, Supreme and Federal Courts should the need arise.
13 September 2023 - Knowledge
#Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Corporate & Commercial Law
ASIC’s recent decision to ban a director who was involved in three failed companies is a timely reminder to directors that their responsibilities do not end after the appointment of a liquidator.
18 Oct 23 - Canberra
With the recent major data breaches and increased public focus on privacy, ensuring privacy compliance is of great importance for everyone working in the Australian Public Sector (APS). This seminar will provide you with an overview of the reform proposals arising from the Privacy Act Review and their implications for the APS. Join Canberra partner Elizabeth Carroll and associate Lachlan Speak as they explore the proposed reforms with a focus on those affecting the responsibilities of Australian Government entities and APS employees.
19 Oct 23 - Brisbane
The changes to the unfair contract terms regime are fast-approaching. From 9 November 2023, Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Act 2022 (Cth) will significantly expand the number of contracts entered into in the building and construction industry that are subject to the regime.