thought my life had reached its peak when I saw ABBA at the age of 9. I worked hard to find some meaning after that and then I found law – Dancing Queens were replaced by Q.C.s and my robes and wigs were more sombre, but I’ve been a lawyer for over 25 years and I love it.
I specialise in workplace law and managing reputation risks, and whilst I have a lot of experience in dispute resolution, my real passion is dispute prevention… and ABBA.
I was lucky enough to spend 15 years at Minter Ellison and 8 years as a partner at Kennedys, then founded my law firm (Bicknell Law & Consulting) in 2015 and my dispute prevention advisory business (Jennifer Says) in 2017.
I am a Life Member and former Director of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) – a not-for-profit promoting the advancement of women.
I am Chair of the Sydney Roosters Junior Rugby League Disputes Committee and a member of the NSWJRL Code of Conduct Tribunal.
I’ve been a finalist in the Euro-money Australasia Women in Business Law Awards, noted as a ‘Leading individual’ by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and a Recommended Lawyer by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific.
I love writing comedic, rhyming special occasion speeches, but as I am yet to find anyone willing to pay me for that, I do it pro-bono.