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Jennifer Windsor is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Sydney. Jennifer has experience acting for State and Commonwealth government departments, commercial and not-for-profit clients in a wide range of civil and administrative law matters, disputes and inquiries, as well as the provision of preventative legal advice.
Prior to entering into private practice with another leading law firm (2018-2019), Jennifer gained government experience as an in-house lawyer for various agencies within the New South Wales Government across the areas of policing, resources and energy, and mine work health and safety.
Jennifer also has experience acting on behalf of government, commercial and individual clients in the course of investigations and inquiries including coronial inquests, Royal Commissions, and other forms of standing or special commissions of inquiry. Jennifer takes a methodical and strategic approach to preparation for such inquiries with a view to minimising the client's exposure to adverse findings or recommendations.
Jennifer is skilled at protecting sensitive and confidential information, including in the course of urgent and large scale document production under subpoena or other compulsory processes.
- BA/LLB, Australian National University (2011)
- Supreme Court of New South Wales 2012
- High Court of Australia 2017
- State of NSW – In relation to intentional tort claims involving the NSW Police Force, including false imprisonment, assault and malicious prosecution and in relation to common law negligence claims by former police officers for psychiatric injury.
- Department of Defence - In relation to a coronial inquest.
- Department of Communities & Justice (NSW) - In relation to a coronial inquest involving the death of a child, including examination of the role of Community the former Department of Families & Community Services and Community Corrections.
- NSW Police Force - As an in-house lawyer, Jennifer provided advice, representation to or instructed external solicitors/counsel on behalf of the Commissioner and officers in a diverse range of matters, including:
- Civil litigation and disputes arising in courts and tribunals, inquests and inquiries;
- The Lindt Café Siege Inquest, instructing Michael Sullivan (of Norton Rose Fulbright);
- The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
- Matters involving bodies of oversight;
- Judicial review applications and other forms of appeal in relation to search warrants, forensic procedures, allegations of judicial bias, public protests, registration of sex offenders and seized goods;
- Administrative law and licensing matters (such as security, firearms, gaming and liquor);
- Legislative reform and governance issues such as delegations; and
- Subpoenae, privacy and secrecy provisions, public interest immunity and suppression and non-publication orders.
- Law Society of New South Wales - Councillor / Director (2019 to present)
- Law Council of Australia, Young Lawyer Committee - Chair (2020 to present)
- Law Society of New South Wales - Member of the Government Solicitors Committee (2017-2018 and 2020 to present)
- Law Society of New South Wales - Member of the Public Law Committee (2021)
- Former roles include the President of New South Wales Young Lawyers (2018-2019) following service as Vice President (2017-2018), Treasurer (2016-2017), Secretary (2015-2016) and Executive Councillor (2014-2016)