Jessica Latimer is Special Counsel in the Private Clients group at Moores and heads up the Elder Financial Abuse team

Jessica heads up the elder financial abuse practice at Moores, which is one of the only dedicated elder financial abuse practices in Australia.

The elder financial abuse practice focuses on righting wrongs for or on behalf of vulnerable older clients. Court or Tribunal processes are not always the best way to achieve an outcome, and Jessica brings strategic legal thinking to what can appear to be an intractable situation.

Jessica has a reputation as a tenacious litigation lawyer (when required) whose advice is tailored to her client’s objectives and circumstances. Jessica’s clients value her no-nonsense approach and her direct and pragmatic style.

Jessica applies her depth of knowledge and expertise gained as a commercial litigation lawyer to the benefit of her clients, including:

  • Property, contract, equity and trusts disputes.
  • Professional liability matters.
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) proceedings.

In addition to managing the elder financial abuse practice, Jessica continues at Moores to assist clients involved in complex commercial disputes, incident investigations, and regulatory matters.

Jessica regularly presents to legal and other professional audiences regarding elder financial abuse, professional negligence claims and incident investigations.

Why Moores?

"It was an easy decision for me to join Moores – I can apply my legal knowledge and expertise to make the world a better place (well, at least, for my clients). I enjoy working within a progressive and dynamic firm, with colleagues who are also passionate about their areas of practice."

Also…

As much as Jessica would like to have a relaxing weekend, she is more likely to be found chasing her two sons around a local playground or down a bike track.

Background

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) 2005
  • Awarded prize for Best Student (Real Property Law, Constitutional Law, Discrimination Law)
  • Law Institute of Victoria - Elder Law Committee member
  • Law Institute of Victoria - member
  • Director, Balwyn Evergreen Centre