Contact

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P: 9262 6188 

E: jhold@pvlaw.com.au

Introduction

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Jennifer has over 13 years experience in commercial litigation specialising in property and finance-related litigation, equity, professional negligence and defamation. 

Jennifer is known for her commercial and strategic approach in handling disputes, keeping in mind the bigger picture and objectives of her clients. 

Jennifer works closely with Mark Green in his Commercial & Corporate practice and Robert Tassell in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Defamation teams.

Experience

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  • Acting in the successful defence of a former Director of Southern Cross Constructions (NSW) Pty Limited against the enforcement of a guarantee given in support of a development project: Adisan Pty Ltd v Irwin & Ors [2014] NSWSC 1043
  • Acting in a series of successful defamation actions (and settlements) and defences including Dianne Yerbury v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited & Anor (Supreme Court proceedings no. 20013 of 2008); Siu Sheng Lee & Ors v Russell Keddie & Ors (Supreme Court proceedings no. 2007/265163); and Cummings v Fairfax Digital Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd [2011] ACTSC 188
  • Successfully defending an appeal from the decision of the Supreme Court to refuse to consolidate proceedings commenced by the plaintiffs: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited & Ors v Cummings; Fairfax Digital Australia and New Zealand Pty Limited & Anor v Cummings & Anor [2013] ACTCA 37
  • Acting for the successful appellant in the Court of Appeal which is a leading case concerning the operation of the statutory warranties in the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) and on 28 June 2010 caused the NSW State Government to introduce the Home Building Amendment (Warranties and Insurance) Act 2010 in order to overcome the effect of the Court’s decision: Ace Woollahra Pty Ltd v The Owners Strata Plan 61424 & Anor [2010] NSWCA 101. 
  • Acting for the successful applicant to set aside a statutory demand including a claim by the plaintiff debtor that part of the monies to which it was entitled a set off were in respect of causes of action held by the plaintiff against the creditor/defendant under the doctrines of knowing receipt and knowing assistance: Hopetoun Kembla Investments Pty Ltd v JPR Legal Pty Ltd [2011] NSWSC 1343
  • Successfully acting for a number of solicitors in relation to disciplinary matters and former clients of solicitors in professional negligence and claims in fraud in the Supreme Court. 
  • Acting for the successful appellant in High Court of Australia proceedings to reinstate the finding by the Supreme Court that the dismissal of a former Deputy Commissioner of Police from office was invalid for breach of the requirements of natural justice: Jarratt v Commissioner of Police [2005] HCA 50.

Contact

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P: 9262 6188 

E: jhold@pvlaw.com.au

Qualifications

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BA 1999, University of Sydney

LLB 2002, University of New South Wales (including exchange to University of British Columbia, Canada) 

LLM 2011, University of Sydney