Jayne Smith

BA(Crim) LLB(Hons) GDLP NMAS LLM(DispRes)

Andrea joined the firm in January 2016.

Andrea graduated from Bond University with Honours in 2014 and was admitted to the New South Wales Supreme Court as a solicitor in 2015.

Andrea has a focus on litigation cases involving contractual disputes; directors’ duties; employment law and estate disputes.

Andrea’s recent work includes:

  • successfully mitigating the financial penalty for a corporate and director client following prosecution under the Fair Work Act 2009 – Fair Work Ombudsman v Little Vienna Pty Ltd [2017] FCCA 916;
  • successfully defending and counter suing a listed resource company under a guarantee and guarantee and indemnity – Wollongong Coal Ltd v NRE Resources Pty Ltd; NRE Resources Pty Ltd v Wollongong Coal Ltd (No 2) [2017] NSWSC 1552; and
  • successfully defending a motion from a listed company to restrain GCL from acting as solicitor for the Plaintiff – Gujarat NRE India Pty Ltd v Wollongong Coal Ltd [2017] NSWSC 209.

Andrea has previously worked in practice areas including criminal law, family law and conveyancing.

Andrea has also undertaken a Masters of Law in Dispute Resolution and is a Nationally Accredited Mediator.