Jessica is an Associate in the Employment, Industrial Relations & Safety team at ClarkeKann. Since admission in 2013, Jessica has experience across a number of jurisdictions in Queensland and Western Australia, in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, as well as Employment Law.
Jessica has experience working as in-house counsel, as well as in private practice for clients within a range of industry sectors including retail, construction, mining and resources, and engineering.
Jessica has acted on a number of complex litigation matters and is dedicated to achieving practical and commercial results by looking at issues holistically and giving a clear picture of the options available to clients. Jessica is incisive, with keen attention to detail and is committed to providing high quality professional advice.
Acting in appeal proceedings in the Full Federal Court in relation to a dispute for unpaid leave by a person employed as a casual employee.
Advising companies as to compliance with the Fair Work Act and specifically, National Employment Standards, together with Federal Court Fair Work Act proceedings as to employment standards and salary negotiations, and advising on employment contracts and awards.
Advising a variety of companies with respect to allegations of discrimination in the workplace and appearance before the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission in the successful dismissal of a discrimination claim.
Advising a mineral and development company in the successful dismissal of a claim for damages in the amount of $5 million in the Supreme Court of Queensland as relating to an employment contract dispute.
Advising two plaintiff companies against a former employee with respect to District Court of Queensland proceedings involving breaches of confidence. These proceedings entailed assessing employment contacts and evidence and the drafting of amended pleadings.
Advising companies as to the recovery of debts pursuant to general building and construction contracts, as well as property leases and deeds. These proceedings entailed appraisal of the options available to the clients, assessing contracts and evidence, and the drafting of pleadings.
Acting for a respondent company in successful payment dispute proceedings before an adjudicator in a construction industry matter under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) involving the evaluation of voluminous evidence, advising the client as to commercial solutions and drafting of multiple responses as to a large payment dispute.
Advising a mineral and development company from both a plaintiff and defendant standpoint on multiple proceedings relating a number of complex contractual and equitable claims involving an integrated mining, processing and port operation of a $10 billion iron ore project in Western Australia.
Advising a respondent listed company in a $20 million dispute against a listed plaintiff company relating to the interpretation of a FIDIC EPC Contract as to the construction of a copper concentrate processing plant and associated facilities in Africa. Advising the same listed company in a $20 million Dispute Adjudication Board proceedings pursuant to the FIDIC EPC Contract.
Acting for and advising three plaintiff companies, against a listed defendant company in a $4.6 million dispute involving a renounceable entitlement issue.
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