Jessica Bristol

Expert AdvisorNational Lead - Litigation

Lead: National Lead - Litigation

Phone: 1800 959 885

Mobile: 0408 020 799


Legal secondments experience

Jessica enjoys the challenges, and has the special skillset required, to excel on secondment.

Notable secondments during Jessica’s career include assisting the Department of Defence in managing several large-scale class actions relating to Defence’s alleged historic use of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances.

Such work involved managing discovery, settling and providing instructions on all court documents, correspondence, briefs of evidence, reports and the like.

The role also included regular internal and external reporting including reports to the Minister of Defence, the Attorney General and the Office of Legal Services Coordination.

During this time, Jessica also assisted with the preparation of various media releases.

Jessica is familiar with the needs of Commonwealth clients including reporting requirements such as Question Time Briefs, Senate Estimates and high-profile public interest enquiries.

Jessica is adept at drafting succinct, explanatory statements and enjoys working within tight timeframes.

Jessica assists her clients in achieving the best possible outcomes on matters.

Jessica has received positive feedback for her ability to quickly and succinctly grapple with the real issues in dispute, co-ordinate and chair meetings and establish transparent workflow.