Profile

Full Name: Ms Caroline J Jenkins
Email: carolinejenkins@vicbar.com.au
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1104
Date of Admission: 31 Mar 2003
Called to the Bar: 20 Nov 2003
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 8 Jun 2018
Accredited as Mediator: 8 Jun 2018
Qualifications: LLB (Hons)

Profile

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, Perth, Newcastle and Canberra.

Caroline is also available to provide advice and draft documents for Family Law matters as well as to attend mediations both on behalf of clients and as a Nationally Accredited Mediator. Caroline is also an AIFLAM  Certified Arbitrator. 

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. 

Papers

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

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Appellate

  • Civil Appeals

Family Law

  • Care & Protection
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Health and Wellbeing Committee


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