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Jessica McKinley

Senior Associate

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Private Client Services
  • Contested Estates and Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Property Disputes
  • Family Law

Jessica is an experienced lawyer in Russell Kennedy's Family Law team with a focus in family law and wills and estate planning.

Jessica is sensitive to a client’s individual needs and adopts a personalised case strategy for her clients. She provides advice on complex property and parenting matters including high net worth asset pools, allegations of domestic violence and child abuse.

While Jessica has in depth experience in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia, she takes a collaborative approach with her clients and where appropriate explores alternative dispute resolution options to resolve matters amicably and out of court.

Jessica also works with clients on their estate planning. She advises clients on both simple and complex estate planning structures including those involving testamentary trusts, special disability trusts and vulnerable beneficiaries, powers of attorney and appointments of enduring guardian.


  • Acting in complex property matters involving companies, trusts, international assets and large asset pools.
  • Preparing Binding Financial Agreements and Child Support Agreements.
  • Acting in complex parenting matters involving serious allegations of domestic violence and sexual abuse; matters involving mental health concerns, relocation and significant parental conflict.
  • Preparing complex estate planning structures for blended families and vulnerable beneficiaries.