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Jane FitzGerald

Jane FitzGerald has been a barrister at the private Bar in Queensland since 2009.  She has a commercial practice which encompasses contract, corporate, property, medical negligence, personal injury, judicial review, insurance and building and construction disputes.  She appears in both state and federal jurisdictions.  She is also a nationally accredited mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. 

Jane has acted for statutory and private sector clients in disputes involving:

  • the regulation of health professions;
  • construction of infrastructure and major resource projects;
  • solicitors conduct;
  • grain trading;
  • personal injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents and otherwise;
  • professional negligence including the legal, accounting, financial advisory, architectural and medical professions;
  • partnerships;
  • constructive trusts; and
  • families and estates.

Prior to coming to the Bar, she was admitted as a solicitor for 10 years practising in litigation with firms including Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills), Minter Ellison and Dunhill Madden Butler (now Norton Rose Fulbright). 

Jane also teaches and provides communication consulting services in Australia and internationally.  In Australia, she teaches and provides advocacy consulting services to the Bar Association of Queensland - Bar Practice Course, the Australian Advocacy Institute, the College of Law and to firms, groups and individuals offering communications advice and workshops.  In the US, she provides advocacy training as part of the Building Trial Skills program offered by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) in San Francisco and San Diego.  She completed her teacher training in 2009, and achieved her Advocate and Master Advocate Designations from NITA in 2011. 

In addition, Jane teaches law in the Engineering Faculty at QUT.

Areas of Practice

Administrative
> Alternative Dispute Resolution 
> Commercial
Equity
> Insurance
> Personal Injury

Qualifications

LLB/B Bus (Acc) (QUT)
1999 Admitted as Solicitor
2009 Admitted as Barrister
NITA Advocate
NITA Master Advocate
NMAS Accredited Mediator
BAQ Accredited Mediator
FDRP Mediator

Board Memberships

The University of Queensland - Union College Playlab

Contact Details

E: fitzgerald@qldbar.asn.au
P: (07) 3211 1888
F: (07) 3229 6628