Jess joined Gilshenan & Luton in 2023. Prior to joining the firm, Jess worked on the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme as the Associate to former Chief Justice Holmes AC SC. She also undertook a graduate program at an international commercial law firm, including rotations in the corporate and pro bono teams.
Jess was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in December 2021 whilst working as a Judge’s Associate in the District Court of Queensland. There she gained experience in both the criminal and civil jurisdictions, from criminal trials and pre-trial applications to sentencing, including a high profile environmental and regulatory prosecution.
Jess is currently studying a Master of Laws, specialising in public law, at the Australian National University.
Jess is a clear thinker with excellent communication skills, and clients value her commonsense approach and outcomes focus.
Outside of work, Jess enjoys spending time with her rescue dog ‘Rebel’, travelling, and reading.