Jodie Vella

Senior Associate

Jodie is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer who advises on, and acts in the defence and settlement of, litigated and unlitigated claims alleging tortious, contractual, and statutory liability against clients in the education, health and religious sectors. 

Jodie carefully gathers and analyses relevant evidence, and provides clear and practical advice on liability, causation, apportionment/contribution and quantum, and formulates a commercially-minded claim strategy.  Jodie regularly appears at mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

In addition, Jodie has experience in commissions of inquiry and royal commissions, and advising on requests for information and child protection obligations. 

Jodie has a clear understanding of her clients’ priorities and objectives and the environment in which they operate. 

Legal Expertise 

  • personal injury
  • public liability 
  • occupier's liability
  • multi-party litigation and apportionment/contribution
  • school accidents and ‘slips, trips and falls’
  • psychiatric and psychological injuries