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, practising in the areas of class action litigation, family law and dispute resolution.
Jerry runs the Stolen Wages class action, which seeks the recovery of wages withheld by the State of Queensland prior to 1972, a case that she is passionate about resolving. Jerry also acted on behalf of hundreds of indigenous clients in Far North Queensland to obtain Government compensation unfairly denied to them.
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. She is also a Committee Member on the Far North Queensland Law Association, which organise regular events for the local legal profession.
When she’s not fighting the good fight, Jerry manages to maintain a varied calendar of extracurricular activity, fostering her inner creative by 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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