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About Us

JDK Legal Services is a boutique personal injury and commercial law practice. We have a reputation for providing ethical, high quality legal services and access to justice for all of our clients.

Our lawyers are highly skilled and accessible. Our size enables our Directors to give personal attention to every matter.

 

When you call, we ensure you speak to a lawyer for preliminary advice.  If we think we can assist you, we will arrange an initial consultation.

 

Our success is built on the calibre of our people, our dedication to our clients’ best interests and a genuine desire to help people who find themselves in difficult situations.

 

We understand what is at stake.

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, the Western Suburbs Business Association and the 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

Knowing that I am helping people in difficult situations is a constant source of motivation and purpose.

 

Kate is the Director of the firm’s personal injury department.

Every personal injury matter is overseen by Kate and managed with the assistance of one other lawyer.  Initial appointments are obligation free and provide frank and practical advice.  It has always been important to Kate to establish a strong, positive relationship with clients from the outset in order to help them feel supported throughout the duration of their case.

Kate has worked exclusively in the area of personal injury law since 2006. She has successfully recovered compensation for people injured in motor vehicle accidents, public liability accidents and for relatives of people involved in fatal accidents, although her primary area of interest and expertise is in work accidents. Kate is committed to working with clients to obtain fair compensation in a timely and cost efficient manner. Much of her work is obtained on the recommendation of satisfied clients or through referrals from other members of the legal and medical professions who recognise her expertise.

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

Kate 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.

Teddy Yabio LL.B(Hons) GDLP

Lawyer
teddy@jdklegalservices.com.au

Teddy works at JDK Legal Services in the Personal Injuries Department.

Teddy studied a Bachelor of Laws degree at Victoria University, graduating with honours in July 2017. He then completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Leo Cussen Centre for Law in December 2017.

Teddy acquired his legal experience volunteering at boutique and suburban law firms in Melbourne, Victoria.  He brings an understanding and caring approach to assisting clients through what can be sometimes be a stressful and difficult legal process. Teddy also has a strong work ethic and is passionate about obtaining the best outcome for his clients.

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

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.

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.