Jacqueline De Mel

Jacqueline De Mel
Senior Solicitor
Area of law:
Commercial litigation, Civil litigation and dispute resolution (including personal injury), Coronial inquests and investigations

Jacqueline is a solicitor in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Branch at the VGSO. She practices in police tort claims, personal injury claims, vexatious litigant matters, coronial inquests and applications and reviews under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to Be Tried) Act 1997, in the Coroners, County and Supreme Courts. Jacqueline's practice areas involve advising clients on internal policies, prospects of success in litigated matters, risks to the community, public interest immunity and legal professional privilege. Jacqueline's clients include the Department of Justice and Community Safety, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, Victoria Police and the Attorney-General. Jacqueline joined the VGSO in June 2019, after working in the Disputes Team at a mid-tier private law firm for two years, where she undertook a range of property, insolvency and banking and finance litigation. Jacqueline has appeared in the Supreme Court in interlocutory proceedings and the Federal Court in winding up and bankruptcy proceedings. She has also worked on a successful application for a search order in the context of an urgent intellectual property claim. Prior to this, Jacqueline worked in the Commercial Litigation Team at another mid-tier private law focusing on large scale class actions and defamation.

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