Jessica Barker


Jessica Barker

Jessica joined Elringtons in 2007 and was admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of the ACT in 2008.

Jessica specialises in Wills and Estates. This includes preparation of documents and provision of advice in relation to wills, creation of trusts, general and enduring power of attorney and guardianship documents. Jessica has also developed specialties in inheritance disputes, and probate matters, primarily in the ACT and NSW jurisdictions. In addition to her area of speciality, Jessica assists senior practitioners in various property and commercial matters. Her involvement in these areas better equips her to assist clients in matters of inheritance disputes and probate with a property and commercial flavour.
Jessica brings an approachable and compassionate attitude to her legal practice. She prides herself in her ability to explain and step through complicated legal processes and jargons to her clients in simple language. Her ability to empathise and identify client’s particular needs sets her apart.

Jessica is passionate about elder law and is a strong advocate for legislative reform to prevent and address elder abuse. In addition to her work with the elderly, Jessica also volunteers for a youth harm-reduction initiative in the non-profit sector.
Jessica has been a loyal and hardworking member of the Elringtons’ team for over six years and has also pursued other interests, completing her Graduate Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Technology Sydney in 2011 and running ACT YMCA Youth Parliament at the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2012-13.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law with majors in Politics and Science, Technology and Society from University of Wollongong and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.

Contact Jessica if you need legal assistance in the following areas:

  • Wills including wills with testamentary trusts
  • Enduring and General Power of Attorney
  • Appointment of Enduring Guardian
  • Estate disputes including Succession Act or Family Provisions Act claims;
  • Probate or Letters of Administration;
  • Administration of Estate including property transactions such as transfers, and Notices of Death.

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of ACT (admitted 2008);
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Technology Sydney;
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University;
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Wollongong;
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wollongong; and
  • Member of ACT Law Society.
  • Women Lawyers Association of the ACT
  • Property Council 500 Women in Business

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