Jaimee-Lee Jessop

Associate

Jaimee-Lee was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in August 2017. Prior to working as a solicitor, she obtained a wealth of experience working as a criminal law clerk and acting as the associate to the presiding Domestic Violence Magistrate in Southport.

Jaimee-Lee has an extensive range of experience in criminal law, from Magistrate Court sentences and bail applications to District and Supreme Court trials and Court of Appeal matters. She practises in a diverse range of areas including:

  • drug-related offences;
  • crime and corruption proceedings;
  • sexual offences;
  • violent assault matters, including domestic violence-related matters;
  • domestic violence applications;
  • white collar crime; and
  • juvenile/youth justice matters.

She also represents clients in child protection matters and dangerous prisoner applications.

Outside the courtroom, Jaimee-Lee is a volunteer with the Caxton Community Legal Centre, providing pro-bono advice and assistance to those in need within the community.

She is also a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ). She is a committee member of the WLAQ’s Criminal Lawyers Sub-Committee, which provides her with the opportunity to advocate and raise awareness about issues impacting female criminal lawyers.

Jaimee-Lee previously volunteered with the Robina Community Legal Centre, Australian Red Cross and Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience.

On multiple occasions, Jaimee-Lee has been named a ‘Rising Star’ in Doyle’s Guide for the category of criminal law in Queensland. Additionally, she was recognised as the winner of the ‘30 Under 30 Lawyers Weekly Awards’ for criminal law within Australia.

Outside of work, Jaimee-Lee enjoys spending time with her family by the beach.

Recent articles by Jaimee-Lee

Sentencing children in Queensland

Sentencing children in Queensland

In Queensland, the criminal justice system treats children differently to adults. The purpose of dealing with children differently is to acknowledge that children have different maturity levels to an adult, and may not have the same life experience, mental capacity and legal understanding to make adult-like decisions.
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Diversionary options for young offenders in Queensland

Diversionary options for young offenders in Queensland

When it is appropriate to do so, a child who has criminally offended should be diverted away from the criminal justice system, unless the nature of the offence and the child’s criminal history indicate that a proceeding for the offence should be started.
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What is the Court Link program in Queensland?

What is the Court Link program in Queensland?

Court Link is a Queensland bail-based program focused on rehabilitative and therapeutic methods catered to vulnerable defendants. The goal is to support participants in addressing and overcoming underlying issues, needs and vulnerabilities that may have a link to their criminal offending.
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Your rights during a police interview in Queensland

Your rights during a police interview in Queensland

A police interview is often the start of a criminal matter and can make or break a case. If you do participate in a police interview, regardless of whether it occurs in a formal or informal setting, it is important to know that it can later be used as evidence against you in Court.
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