Jennifer's practice focuses on property law and statutory interpretation.
Jennifer is an enthusiastic property lawyer with a commitment to assisting clients to achieve their objectives.
Jennifer is experienced in property matters including contracts and tenders for the sale and purchase of land, adverse possession issues, leasing and licensing agreements, creations and surrenders of easements, subdivisions and consolidations of land, general law land conversions, mortgages of land, caveats, lost title applications and negotiation of agreements with responsible authorities pursuant to section 173 of the Planning and Environmental Act 1987. She provides strategic advice to government on changes proposed to the Sale of Land Act 1962 and dealings with land under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, Land Act 1958, Sheriff Act 2009 and Pipelines Act 2005. She has advised on the interpretation and effect of various statutes and orders made under the Public Administration Act 2004 and the Administrative Arrangements Act 1983 as they relate to the transfer of powers to deal with government land.
Jennifer also advises government entities that have been conferred with a statutory power to hold land in the various facets of land ownership and responsibility, and advises government departments on the drafting and operation of instruments of delegation and authorisation.
Since 2015, Jennifer has enjoyed a leadership role in the government project to register appropriate construction restrictions on the certificates of title for properties purchased by the government in response to the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission Report and the subsequent sale of those properties.