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Jia Lee

senior associate, litigation and dispute resolution

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about Jia

Clients know when they’re working with Jia they get solid advice about what’s best for them in the circumstances they find themselves in. She’s a sharp, technical commercial litigation and insolvency lawyer, known for her ability to communicate complex legal concepts to her clients in a way that is easy for them to understand.

Starting her career as an insolvency lawyer, Jia landed the opportunity to work in the Supreme Court of NSW as a researcher to one judge and associate to another. She has also worked as a deputy registrar at the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Jia’s varied background means she has understanding and experience in diverse areas of law.

Jia works with insolvency practitioners and small to medium enterprises, resolving disputes so her clients can focus their time and energy on their business. She also has experience working with foreign corporations, mining corporations and energy providers and government agencies.

“When people are involved in a dispute, it’s sometimes difficult for them to know which path to take. I explain the risks and give my clients solid advice and strategies to mitigate those risks, guiding them on the path that will achieve the most beneficial outcome for their business.”

Areas of Expertise

commercial disputes
corporate insolvency
leasing and property disputes
misleading and deceptive conduct claims
shareholder/partnership disputes

recent experience

  • foreign corporation

    Jia acted for a foreign corporation that ran an online travel booking service. Proceedings were commenced against the foreign corporation in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in relation to Australian Consumer Law claims. Jia advised the client on the operation of the exclusive jurisdiction clause and successfully obtained a permanent stay of the proceedings.

  • property joint venture dispute

    Jia acted for a property developer in relation to a dispute regarding share of profits. Jia provided advice on the interpretation of key clauses in the joint venture agreement and acted for the client in commencing proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. A  favourable settled outcome was achieved for client, resulting in payment of her client’s entitlements under the joint venture agreement.

  • insolvency

    Jia acted for the directors of a company in liquidation. The liquidators made allegations the directors were parties to unreasonable director-related transactions. Jia thoroughly reviewed the documentary evidence, correspondence and circumstances of the transactions. Jia then provided solid  advice to her clients on the strengths and weaknesses of the claims against them and obtained favourable outcome for her clients in settlement.