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Jenny is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution section, with experience and expertise across commercial and insurance litigation and intellectual property (IP).
In a litigation capacity, Jenny assists in the provision of advice to the Local Government Association Mutual Liability Scheme (LGAMLS) regarding public liability and defamation claims concerning South Australian Councils and Local Government entities as well as the provision of IP advice to the Local Government Association (LGA). Jenny has experience in assisting with a complex international manufacturing arbitration, where she was able to utilise specific expertise in electronic discovery, and worked with eDiscovery platforms to manage large volumes of documents. Additionally, Jenny has regularly been involved in acting for a national transport operator and has provided assistance in a number of infrastructure and recovery disputes in local and interstate jurisdictions.
Jenny advises across all aspects of IP law, with a focus on trade mark and copyright. She advises clients on trade mark registrations, the examination process, trade mark oppositions (including removal applications) and IP infringement proceedings. She routinely undertakes Australian and worldwide trade mark searches and advises clients on matters to consider when creating a brand or logo with the intention to register as a trade mark. Her experience encompasses assisting companies in identification and protection of IP and includes bringing and defending claims of misleading and deceptive conduct, or where a brand experiences passing off. Her experience extends to digital and social media with a focus on defamation and disputes.
As well as a degree in Law (Flinders University) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Law Society of SA), Jenny has a Bachelor of Education from the University of South Australia. Prior to joining Wallmans, Jenny worked as a Supreme Court Judge’s Associate, and as a lawyer in the areas of Banking and Finance, Property and Litigation at another established commercial firm. Jenny is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court.
Memberships / associations
- The Law Society of South Australia
- Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (IPSANZ)
- Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA)
- Australasian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG)
- Member of the Rostrevor College Advisory Council