Jess established JP Family Law & Mediation in October 2021, having began as a commercial paralegal in 2008 and being finally admitted as a lawyer in 2017.
Having worked in family law, domestic violence and child protection, Jess decided to make good use of her maternity leave by completing a Masters in Applied Laws majoring in Family Law and Family Dispute Resolution (and she looked after her baby too, don’t worry!) and created JPFLM with a view to building a practice that offered a legal service in a less traditional way.
What sets Jess apart from many other lawyers is that she has managed to cram a lifetime of personal and professional experience into a short amount of time, providing her with insight that allows her to support you through your difficult times.
Having worked in social security and child protection, Jess has additional training in mental health, substance misuse and domestic violence, and is due to complete training as an Independent Children’s Lawyer to act in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
Outside of work, Jess would love to have some free time but is presently mum to a high energy IVF miracle dude, wife to a similar high energy dude from South Africa, spends a lot of time outside with those two and her menagerie of animals (including a pig) and would probably live in the pool if this were an option. She also lives with Crohn’s Disease which has been one of the biggest challenges in her life to date but also a huge motivator for where she is today.