Full Name: Caroline J Jenkins
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1104
Date of Admission: 30 Mar 2003
Called to the Bar: 20 Nov 2003
Qualifications: LLB (Hons)


Caroline Jenkins signed the Bar Roll in 2003 and has since developed a solid practice in Family Law, defacto property and child support.

Caroline appears in all areas of Family Law including both children and property matters.  In addition to appearing regularly in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Melbourne, Caroline regularly attends country circuits and is available to travel interstate, having appeared in Sydney, Adelaide, Newcastle and Canberra.

Caroline is also available to provide advice and draft documents for Family Law matters as well as to attend mediations including AIFLAM mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Caroline completed her articles at Testart Robinson (now Robinson Gill) before commencing the bar readers course in 2003. Caroline read with Ms Marylyn Smallwood of Counsel.

Prior to commencing legal practice Caroline was a member of the Victoria Police Force for over 10 years, including several years specialising in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault and the video interviewing of children. As part of her role, Caroline was also called upon to educate general duties police in family violence legislation and police policy. The skills she has acquired from this work have particularly assisted her in working with clients with mental health issues and those who have been the victims or perpetrators of violence or sexual assault. 


Family Violence - The Relationship (and the tensions) between Intervention Orders and Orders
pursuant to the
Family Law Act 
"The Ice Epidemic" and Family Law Matters 
The vexed issue of the vexatious litigant

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Areas of Practice

Family Law and Guardianship

  • Appellate
  • Care and Protection
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property


  • Civil Appeals

Areas of Mediation

Family Law and Guardianship

  • Appellate
  • Care and Protection
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Federal Courts
  • High Court of Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania

Committee Memberships

  • Health and Wellbeing Committee
  • Committee Member - Family Law Bar Association Committee

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