Julian graduated in Law from the University of Western Australia in 1988. He was admitted to practice in February 1989 and made a partner at Ilbery Barblett and O’Dea in 1992. He remained a partner of such firm until December 2001, when he left to establish his own firm. During his period with Ilberys Julian handled a wide variety of litigation, including commercial litigation, product liability, de facto property disputes, work accident claims, occupiers liability matters and motor vehicle accident claims. During this period he developed a particular interest and expertise in medical (and other professional) negligence litigation.
Julian has appeared on behalf of Plaintiffs in more than 50 trials in Western Australian Courts, including the District and Court of Appeal. Julian is 48 years of age and is married with 3 children. In a previous incarnation he was a well known local rugby union player! He is now Perth’s best known medical negligence lawyer, on the health consumer’s side of things.
He may be contacted at his email: julianj[at]jjlaw.com.au
Tanya came late to law, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (first class honours) from Murdoch University in 2007. Tanya completed her articles with Julian and was admitted to practice in February 2009.
In her previous ‘life’ Tanya was a registered nurse and midwife, initially undertaking hospital-based training and then obtaining a nursing degree, a postgraduate qualification in public health and specialist qualifications in reproductive health and quality reviewing for community based health services.
Tanya has a broad background in health, having worked in the public and private health sectors, and in both remote (Christmas Island) and community based settings. She has experience in general, paediatric, neonatal, obstetric and mental health nursing, and particularly specialised in women’s health.
Tanya is married with 3 children and says that age is irrelevant for the purposes of this bio! Outside of the workplace she hones her language skills with word puzzles, has a penchant for entering competitions and enjoys long walks along the coast. She also enjoys golf, but never has the time to play anymore.