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June Kenny  LL.B (Hons)

Director,

Head of Commercial Law and Commercial Litigation Department

june@jdklegalservices.com.au

June incorporated JDK Legal Services Pty Ltd and commenced offering legal services at JDK Legal Services on 1 July 2016.

June commenced her law degree as a mature age student in 1996 and during her law degree she was awarded the John Koowarta Scholarship and won the Commercial Law Prize.  June was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 2 March 2001.  Since admission June has focused on the areas of commercial law and commercial litigation.

In February 2000 June joined Dwyer Durack, where she initially worked in commercial law and then widened her area of practice to include commercial litigation. She was the Managing Director from July 2010 to January 2016 and headed up the General Litigation and Commercial Law department.  June brings to JDK Legal Services the values and experience of this reputable firm.

June has experience in drafting commercial documents and advising in relation to all aspects of business law whether you are a start-up business or you have been operating for year including litigated matters.  In addition, June has many years’ experience in advising to trustees of charitable trusts.

June is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, Women’s Lawyers Western Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australasian Legal Practice Management Association.

Kate Dempster LL.B, B.Com (Hons), GDLP

Director
Head of Personal Injuries and Workers Compensation Department
kate@jdklegalservices.com.au

Kate commenced with JDK Legal Services on 24 October 2016 where she heads up the Personal Injuries Department.  On 1 July 2017 Kate became a Director at JDK Legal Services.

Kate was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 7 March 2008.  Since admission Kate has worked exclusively in the area of personal injuries and has a particular interest in workers’ compensation law both State and Commonwealth.  Kate has worked in a number of legal firms during her career gaining many years of experience.

Kate has developed good working relationships with doctors, rehabilitation providers and barristers who work in this area of law which allows Kate to confidently recommend clients to progress their claim or recommend settlements as appropriate.

Kate and her team provide a caring, sensitive approach to each client and look to provide each client with a personalised solution.

In 2016 and 2017 Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession listed Kate as a recommended lawyer for workers’ compensation and motor vehicle accident compensation.

Kate is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Faye Strugnell LL.B, B.Ec, GDLP

Lawyer
faye@jdklegalservices.com.au

Faye works at JDK Legal Services in the Personal Injuries Department.
Faye completed the College of Law’s practical legal training in March 2015, completing a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
During the time Faye spent studying to be admitted to practice law she worked as a law clerk on a part time basis working in succession, family law and general litigation at a mid-sized law firm, gaining valuable practical experience.
Faye specialises in workers’ compensation, assisting clients with claims at WorkCover, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and in the District Court of Western Australia.
Faye understands that her clients are enduring both personal and legal difficulty, and she strives to maintain empathy and sensitivity while dealing with complex legal issues and schemes. Despite the fast pace and high pressure of the workers’ compensation practice area, Faye is methodical and thorough, with high-level communication skills that ensure her clients stay well-informed about how their claims are progressing.
Faye is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Rebecca Harrison LL.B, GDLP

Lawyer
rebecca@jdklegalservices.com.au

Rebecca joined JDK Legal Services in 2016 in personal injuries with a particular interest in workers’ compensation law. Hard working and diligent, Rebecca finds it rewarding being able to assist people who have suffered injuries at work.
Rebecca’s previous experience within the legal industry includes having worked in a plaintiff personal injury law firm while also managing the firm’s Human Resources department. She has experience assisting in workers’ compensation, motor vehicle accident and criminal injury compensation claims. Rebecca also has practical experience working with a specialist health and safety law practice and a criminal defence practice during her studies.
Rebecca is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Joseph McCormack LL.B, B.A.

Lawyer

joseph@jdklegalservices.com.au

Joseph joined JDK Legal Services as a junior lawyer in the Personal Injuries Department in October 2017.

Joseph studied a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts double degree at the University of Western Australia, graduating in August 2016. He then completed his practical legal training with the College of Law before being admitted to practice law in Western Australia in September 2017.

Prior to being admitted Joseph obtained legal experience volunteering in criminal law, family law, and administrative law.  Joseph also volunteered at the Mental Health Law Centre for a year, providing paralegal assistance for clients with a mental health diagnosis.

Joseph’s is dedicated to providing timely professional advice and guidance to JDK Legal Services’ clients through their often distressing and complex legal matters.

Stephanie Langfield

Paralegal
stephanie@jdklegalservices.com.au

Stephanie is an integral part of the JDK Legal Services personal injuries team and brings with her over 30 years’ experience in this area of law.
Stephanie is a registered advocate at WorkCover and regularly attends WorkCover and conciliation conferences. She possesses a thorough knowledge of the Workers’ Compensation & Injury Management Act and legislation relating to motor vehicle accidents.
Stephanie is known for her ability to maintain good relationships with insurance claims officers and solicitors, attending to communications in a direct and timely fashion when negotiating settlements. Likewise with her clients, Stephanie gets back to them promptly and believes all clients deserve the same respect and effort.
Thanks to 40 years’ experience in the personal injury field, Stephanie has a very real knowledge of how insurers deal with claims.

Janet Burke

Office/Accounts Manager
janet@jdklegalservices.com.au

Janet is the Office/Accounts Manager.  Janet has many years’ experience working in the legal industry and in retail.  Janet has an eye for detail which is invaluable when working in accounts.

Lauren Turner

Legal Assistant
lauren@jdklegalservices.com.au

Lauren is the Legal Assistant to Kate Dempster, Head of the Personal Injuries Team, and has worked in the legal profession for four years, focused in workers’ compensation. Her exposure to a great variety of people and clients has taught Lauren compassion and empathy for everyone’s individual situation.
Lauren possesses a great ability to interact with clients by investing the time to listen and ensure they are confident that the team is running their claims with thoughts of their best interests. Clients and team members alike appreciate Lauren’s positive manner and willingness to be of assistance.
Her work provides the senior team with the support they need to complete their legal work with smooth efficiency.

Danielle Foote

Legal Assistant
danielle@jdklegalservices.com.au

Danielle Foote is the Legal Assistant to June Kenny, Head of the Commercial/Litigation Team.
Careful, accurate and efficient in her work, Danielle is a valued team player who enjoys a feeling of satisfaction at the end of the day when she can see what has been achieved. Her previous experience working in customer service means she is confident in working with clients at JDK Legal Services.

Meagan Barrett BCMS

Receptionist/Legal Assistant

reception@jdklegalservices.com.au

Meagan joined JDK Legal Services as the Receptionist/Legal Assistant on 6 October 2017.  She is enthusiastic, positive and aims to succeed in everything she does.

Meagan recently completed her Bachelor of Communications and Media with a major in journalism which has provided her with skills that will be useful in her new role.

Meagan lived in Singapore for two years which has broadened her outlook on life, has worked in many jobs ranging from working in a busy kitchen to forklift driving.  Her background has led her to be very adaptable and open minded.

Kelsey Houwen

Legal Assistant
kelsey@jdklegalservices.com.au

Kelsey has joined our team as a Legal Assistant. Kelsey is currently also studying law at the University of Western Australia. She has several years of experience working in customer service-focused industries and uses the skills she has from these jobs to assist her in her work at JDK Legal Services. She has a strong interest in combining her legal training with her people skills to assist both the clients and other employees at JDK Legal Services.