I speak about my real passion, preventing disputes.


While I have a lot of experience in dispute resolution my real passion is preventing workplace disputes.

In over 25 years as a dispute resolution lawyer, I’ve seen a lot of talented people become involved in disputes that didn’t need to happen. People who are rock stars in their chosen field, have damaged or ruined their careers because they don’t know how to manage people.

I’ve spoken at many events and company workshop sessions empowering business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, teams and employees about dispute prevention. I bring to your event my decades of experience as a workplace lawyer and dispute prevention advisor, as well as my wicked sense of humour.  

If you have an event, conference, workshop or organisational gathering I would love to be involved and help to engage and enlighten your audience. Whether it’s a keynote talk, being interviewed, being part of or facilitating a panel or running a workshop I am here to help.


Here are some hot topics:

  How to have Difficult Conversations (and Avoid Spending Time With Lawyers)

  How to Tackle Mental Health Issues… Head On

 How to Handle “Harveys” (Sexual Harassment In the Workplace)

  Friend or Foe? Social Media in the Workplace

  Workplace Diversity



If you’re looking for an approachable, entertaining and experienced speaker for your next event:   

“Jen makes topics (like employment law) that could be dull and boring, lively and even fun. She’s engaging, clever and relatable and our community love her so much we’ve welcomed her back many times! Jen is extremely knowledgeable and informed and delivers information in a clear and practical way – she is a stand-out in her field and every masterclass she’s presented for us has been a huge success”.

Olivia Ruello

CEO, Business Chicks

“Jennifer has presented at Lawcover’s One Day Claims prevention seminar in 2014 and 2016. This is the biggest event on Lawcover’s calendar attracting over 300 participants and is repeatedly sold out.

In 2014 Jennifer  gave an engaging and lively 1 hour presentation of what could have been a dull topic (the risks in practicing employment law). It provided an accurate and clear account of the underlying legal issues in a very entertaining and amusing way. Jennifer’s presentation, which involved actors and role play, was a great success evidence by overwhelmingly positive participant feedback.

In 2016 Jennifer went beyond the call of duty researching, writing, directing (Lawcover ‘actors’), rehearsing and narrating a 2 hr afternoon ‘wrap up’ scenario summarising the mornings topics (conveyancing, wills and estates and binding financial agreements). Her enthusiasm, energy, understanding and attention to detail resulted in a level of engagement (with what can be a difficult afternoon audience) that exceeded our expectations. Again Jennifer’s results were evidenced by laughter, lively participant discussion in the Q & A afterwards and very positive feedback in the audience evaluations”.

Janice Purvis

Former Solicitor - Manager, Practice Support Services for Lawcover