Jeunesse Chapman

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Admitted as a solicitor in 1997

Admitted to the Bar in 1998

 

Areas of law
  • Commercial Law

  • Common Law Claims

  • Coronial Inquests

  • Insurance Law

  • Intentional Torts

  • Mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution

  • Personal Injury Claims

  • Professional Negligence

  • Products Liability

  • Public Liability

  • Statutory Tribunals

Experience

During the last 20 years I have been briefed regularly to appear and to advise insurance companies, the NSW Police Force and various other government agencies. I have extensive advocacy experience, particularly in matters in the District and Supreme Courts of NSW.

 

I have been briefed to appear in numerous coronial enquiries for medical practitioners, nurses, private hospitals, Roads and Maritime Services, Sydney Trains and NSW Police Force, and other government agencies for example, matters involving the placement of children in foster care.

 

Selected Reported Cases

A v State of New South Wales [2007] 230 CLR 500

(The leading High Court authority on the elements of the tort of malicious prosecution.)

 

RTA v Rolfe [2010] NSWSC 714

(Construction of s 102 Roads Act 1993, whether the RTA could rely on this section in circumstances where the RTA was also found to be negligent.)

 

Doherty v State of New South Wales [2011] NSWCA 225

(Torts, Negligence, ex- police officer suing employer for negligence and Breach of Statutory Duty, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Vicissitudes and Contributory Negligence.)

 

Turjman v Stonewall Hotel Pty Ltd [2011] NSWCA 392

(Facts - involved the collapse of the Stonewall Hotel. Tort, negligence, content of duty owed by structural engineer, s 5D Civil Liability Act)

 

Berkeley Challenge Pty Ltd v Howarth [2013] NSWCA 370

(s151Z Workers Compensation Act 1987, Damages)

 

Waco Kwikform Ltd v Perigo & Anor [2014] NSWCA 140

(Torts, negligence claim by employee of independent sub-contractor against his employer and principal sub-contractor, scope of duty of care.)

 

Munro v State of NSW [2019] NSWDC 13

(Intentional torts, wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, Aggravated and Exemplary Damages)

 

Coronial inquests

I have been briefed to appear in numerous coronial enquiries for medical practitioners, nurses, private hospitals, Roads and Maritime Services, Sydney Trains and NSW Police Force, and other government agencies for example, involving the placement of children in foster care.

 

Director Women's Bowls NSW

I was previously a Director for WBNSW which required me to assist in resolving complicated operational and policy matters. 

 

University of Sydney

I am enrolled in a Graduate Diploma of Law and when time permits, I study subjects relevant to my areas of practice. This year (2019) in semester 1, I am enrolled in Statutory Foundations of Negligence Law which is being taught be his Honour Justice Leeming. In semester 2 I intend to enroll in the subject, Mediation and Arbitration.

 

Memberships

Member of the NSW Bar Association

NSW Bar Association’s Equal Opportunity Committees from 2013 - 2015

Women Lawyers Association of NSW

Contact
Tel: + 61 2 8651 6609

Mobile: +61 418 211 584
Fax: + 61 2 9283 6231
Email: chapman@adaevans.com