Jessica Millward

About Jessica (Presently on Maternity Leave)

I was admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in August 2016. This was after many years of balancing work with study through Deakin University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

My first undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism, and subsequent experience in that field allowed me hone my communications skills and also led to a passion for and captivation with the legal system.  

Prior to being admitted, I worked as a Graduate Lawyer at a firm in Geraldton gaining knowledge and experience in a broad range of legal areas. I remained with that firm after being admitted before being enticed to move across to join Ruby and Associates in May 2017.

Despite having experience in a number of different legal areas, I was drawn to specialise in Family Law, Criminal, Traffic & Restraining Order matters.

Family Law in particular, requires compassion, understanding and support for clients during what is often the most stressful and emotional time of their lives. 

My aim in any matter is to communicate with my clients to understand what it is that they want to achieve, provide realistic advice, communicate and manage expectations and achieve the best possible outcome in as cost-effective manner as possible.

I have a particular interest in property settlement cases and my outcome driven approach means that clients often reach a commercially minded agreement through negotiation.  However, if the matter does proceed to Court, I have extensive experience representing clients in the Family Court of WA.

I also regularly appear in the Magistrates Court and District Court and appear at the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the State Administrative Tribunal.

I am a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.

When I am not at work I enjoy travelling, usually to the Alps to go skiing, exercising and reading.

Main Areas of Practice

  • Criminal & Traffic matters
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney & Enduring Powers of Guardianship
  • Restraining Orders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation

Memberships

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC)
Geraldton Lawyer Jessica Millward

Jessica Millward

Lawyer