Jennifer Layani Ellis


P (02) 9261 8640
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Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Paris XII in 1999.
She joined the Legal Studies Institute before obtaining a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (LLM) from the University of Montpellier in 2002. She was admitted as a lawyer in Paris in 2003 where she practised in criminal and intellectual property law.

In Australia, she obtained a Diploma in Law from the Legal Profession Admission Board and a Diploma in Legal Practice. Whilst re-qualifying, she worked for the Aboriginal Legal Services NSW/ACT Ltd in Redfern and Blacktown. Prior to joining the Bar, she worked as a criminal solicitor in Sydney. She also worked as the Associate to his Honour Judge Finnane RFD QC.

Jennifer has more than 15 years of experience in the field of criminal law. She is admitted to practise in Australia and in France. She regularly appears in the Supreme, District and Local Courts in a wide range of complex and sensitive matters in jury trials, appeals, sentence proceedings, bail applications and other hearings.

Jennifer has acted for defendants charged with the most serious offences, including child sexual assaults, conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, firearms and drugs-related offences (trafficking, manufacture, import…), proceeds of crime, “shaken baby” cases and white collar crimes.

Perseverant, forthright and thorough, Jennifer genuinely cares about the individuals she represents, and she achieves great outcomes for our clients.

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