Emily Jennings is a partner at Moulis Legal, leading our dispute resolution practice, and our Brisbane presence.
Working with domestic and international businesses, Emily helps her clients manage and resolve their disputes commercially and efficiently so that they can get back to doing business. She understands the direct and indirect costs that come with litigation, and the difficulties faced by decision makers when disputes materially impact the performance, growth, or future of a business. Emily supports clients to overcome these hurdles and ensures that they are well informed when making key decisions.
Emily advises clients at all stages of a dispute, from initial advice on potential claims and prospects of success, through to commencing Court proceedings and preparing for trial. Always with a keen focus on the commercial implications, she assists clients in preparing and responding to time-critical and business-critical legal matters including urgent interlocutory applications, injunctions, and creditor statutory demands. She also aids clients to strategically respond to inquiries and investigations by regulators.
Emily has acted in complex contractual litigation, corporate and shareholder disputes, cross-border intellectual property disputes and competition law issues. She also regularly acts for applicants seeking judicial review of decisions made by government, including decisions from the Anti-Dumping Commission, the Minister for Industry, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Australian Border Force. For trade and customs disputes, Emily and her team work closely with Moulis Legal’s international trade and regulatory teams to combine their industry knowledge and expertise.
Emily has managed legal proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia, the New South Wales Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of Victoria, using her extensive knowledge of the rules, practices, and procedures of each Court to her client’s advantage. Emily also has experience running matters on appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia.
Beyond the courtroom, Emily’s clients appreciate her ability to understand and learn about their business and consider their commercial goals when resolving a dispute. This commercial awareness reflects Emily’s strengths in strategically analysing the direction of a matter, assessing prospects of success, and identifying commercial opportunities for resolution.
Emily graduated from Griffith University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Business and did her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law in 2012.
Having travelled and studied in China with the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne, Emily has a strong understanding of Chinese culture and business practices.
Emily also holds a Masters in Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne, where she studied contemporary legal issues such as artificial intelligence and the law, current issues in administrative law (taught by The Hon Kenneth Hayne AC KC) and digital trade, to name a few.
Emily is currently a director and secretary of Australia China Initiatives Limited, a not-for-profit entity trading as Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI). The organisation provides opportunities to connect, engage and empower young professionals in the Australia-China space.
In her spare time, Emily is most likely to be found watching her beloved Richmond Tigers in the AFL or cleaning up after her two (very big) St Bernards.