Jerry studied most of her law degree at James Cook University, Cairns, but also did a year of law at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. A well-travelled sort, Jerry has lived in Japan and England before settling in Cairns with BELAW in 2013.
As our Family Lawyer, Jerry takes a holistic and determined approach to helping families through their snags (and explosions). Whilst well-acquainted with the eccentricity of the Family Court systems, she has a strong emphasis on reaching agreements early in order to minimise cost and emotional strain.
Jerry also supervises two indigenous justice class actions. The Stolen Wages class action seeks the recovery of wages withheld by the State of Queensland prior to 1972, a case that she is passionate about resolving. Jerry also runs an action on behalf of hundreds of indigenous clients in Far North Queensland to obtain Government compensation unfairly denied to them.
Both class actions have her travelling all over Queensland visiting clients; satisfying her ‘travel bug’. Jerry’s clear dedication to social justice is also evident in her volunteer work at the local Cairns Community Legal Centre for the past two years.
When she’s not fighting the good fight, Jerry manages to maintain a varied calendar of extracurricular activity, fostering her inner creative by painting and making jewellery in her spare time. Jerry loves snorkelling and dislikes jellyfish stings – she’s had quite a lot of experience with both.
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