LLB (Hon) SOLICITOR
Originally from Warwick and educated in Brisbane, Jessica brings her calm demeanor and strong work ethic to the team at Hede Byrne & Hall Lawyers.
Her current focus is estate administration - an area which gives her a sense of accomplishment, particularly when estates are finalised and family members may begin the process of financial and emotional closure.
Jessica has developed a strong grasp of the Probate Registry’s procedures in the Supreme Court of Queensland, allowing her to obtain grants of probate and letters of administration promptly and efficiently, while being sensitive to the needs of family members during a time of grief. Estate matters that are complex and litigious are handled with professional care and skill by Jessica, who is undeterred by challenges and complications that may be involved with finalising an estate.
Working closely with Director Jon Weidman who leads the Wills & Estate Planning Team, Jessica has been expanding her experience in wills and estates whilst also gaining experience in debt matters, guardianship applications and Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) matters. Jessica also has experience dealing with various types of criminal matters appearing in the Toowoomba, Ipswich and Warwick Magistrates Courts.
Whilst studying a Bachelor of Laws at Queensland University of Technology, an avid interest in the coronial system led her to complete an internship with the Coroner’s Court where she attended coronial inquests and reviewed multiple complex coronial investigation files.
In keeping with her academic pursuits, Jessica is currently studying a Master of Laws with the University of Melbourne.
Qualifications and Milestones
2019: Admitted as a Solicitor to Supreme Court of Queensland
2019: Commenced Masters of Laws at University of Melbourne
2019: Completed Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at The College of Law
2014-2018: Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
2018: Dean’s List for high academic results & achieved highest student result in the subject ‘Theories of Law’ (QUT)