Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Mediation

For over 16 years, Jodi has been a practising litigator, highly experienced in all aspects of commercial disputes, including alternative dispute resolution processes and running complex litigation involving multiple stakeholders.

Jodi has acted for publicly listed companies, private companies, public sector agencies and individuals. She has expertise in commercial disputes across diverse fields of industry including resources, manufacturing, medical, financial services, media and technology sectors. Jodi considers a thorough understanding of the commercial context to be imperative to assisting her clients to achieve resolution of disputes.

Jodi is a key author for the LexisNexis Practical Guidance dispute resolution product, covering civil procedure in the New South Wales Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Australia. Jodi regularly presents to clients, recently delivering a seminar on warranty insurance claims in the context of M&A transactions.

Demonstrating her commitment to open justice, Jodi is a significant contributor to Thomson Geer's pro bono program, recognising the corporate responsibility to assist those who would not otherwise have the capacity to obtain legal representation. Jodi has advocated for those with disabilities, victims of predatory lending schemes and migration matters.

What others say

"She is our first preference and trusted lawyer for litigation and dispute resolution. She is well experienced, highly professional, very responsive and fully reliable."
Sanjay Sharma, Wollongong Coal Limited
"Recommended Lawyer, Dispute Resolution: Litigation"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024


Axis Bank Limited

Acting for Axis Bank Limited, a large private sector bank in India, in the successful enforcement of the guarantee of a US$10 million facility - Axis Bank Limited v Gujarat NRE India Pty Ltd [2020] NSWSC 1711. This involved successfully seeking ex-parte freezing orders and successful subsequent action to challenge claims made by purported creditors in the liquidation of the defendant.

Wollongong Coal Limited

Acting for Wollongong Coal Limited (formerly publicly listed) mining company on a range of matters, including the successful defence of claims relating to freight disputes and a large federal court action regarding alleged breaches of contract and misleading conduct.

BCEG International Pty Ltd

Acting for BCEG International (Australia) Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of a large international construction group in supreme court proceedings relating to breaches of duty and contract claims - BCEG International (Australia) Pty Ltd v Yu Xiao & Ors [2020] NSWSC 1234, BCEG International (Australia) Pty Ltd v Yu Xiao & Ors (No 2) [2020] NSWSC 1403, BCEG International (Australia) Pty Ltd v Xiao [2021] NSWSC 1027

Breach of contract

Acting for a client to successfully recover damages for breach of a contract for the supply of RAT tests: Skandaguru Company Pty Ltd v Core Supply Australia Pty Ltd [2022] NSWSC 1639.

Contract disputes

Acting for a various independent living and aged care providers, including advising on general contractual disputes, the Retirement Villages legislation and privacy issues - Move 4 Life Pty Limited v Illawarra Retirement Trust [2021] NSWDC 654

Breach of trust

Acting for an individual in a breach of trust case, successfully resulting in the re-transfer of a property - Guojin Huang v Jinghong Wei (No 2) [2022] NSWSC 473, Guojin Huang v Jinghong Wei [2022] NSWSC 222, Guojin Huang v Jinghong Wei (No 3) [2022] NSWSC 662, Guojin Huang v Jinghong Wei (No 4) [2023] NSWSC 164