Principal Solicitor

Current practice

Jessica Tribe joined the VGSO in 2011.  Jessica advises and represents a range of government clients in litigation and dispute resolution including Victoria Police, Corrections Victoria, the Department of Justice & Regulation, the Attorney-General and the Department of Health and Human Service.
Jessica is highly experienced in police civil claims , negligence claims (including novel duty of care issues), personal injury claims under the Wrongs Act 1958, coronial inquests, and public interest immunity claims (including Ryan v State of Victoria [2015] VSCA 353).  Jessica has acted for the State of Victoria in civil trials (most recently in Hogan v State of Victoria). 
She has also acted on behalf of the State of Victoria in various high profile matters, including inquests and civil proceedings involving specialist units of Victoria Police. 


Prior to joining the VGSO, Jessica worked at a large international law firm as a paralegal in its government & regulatory team and was involved in a variety of legal work in the government sector. Jessica has also worked in the Justice Policy Unit of the Department of Justice, where she worked on policy and legislative development, and various research projects relating to public safety.  Jessica has worked as a volunteer in a community legal centre.  In addition to her legal qualifications, Jessica has graduated in a Master of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.