Background

In her time practising as a solicitor, Jelena has extensive experience independently running defended hearings, sentences, licence appeals, and District Court severity appeals. Jelena has experience handling a wide variety of criminal matters, including but not limited to, complex domestic violence matters, resist/assault officer matters, sexual offences, negligent driving matters, drink and drug driving matters, and drug matters. Jelena also has experience briefing counsel for trial and committal sentence matters for more serious offences, such as sexual intercourse without consent.

Jelena is motivated by helping others, especially when they are going through difficult times. She is there to support clients gain access to justice and rehabilitation. Jelena is a firm believer that everyone deserves the right to fair legal representation, no matter what the circumstances are. She is committed to ensuring that every client has their fair day in court.

Outside of work, Jelena enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, going to the beach, and travelling. She also has a passion for beauty and fashion and enjoys content creation in this space.

Professional Experience

Jelena regularly appears in a broad range of criminal and traffic cases, including:

  • Bail applications to the Local, District, and Supreme Courts of New South Wales,
  • Sentencing proceedings in the Local and District Courts of New South Wales,
  • Complex Local Court defended hearing,
  • Domestic violence matters (including apprehended violence orders),
  • Serious sexual violence matters,
  • White collar crimes,
  • Complex drug supply and possession crimes,
  • Applications pursuant to s 14 and 19 of the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 (NSW) (formerly known as s 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990),
  • All manner of appeals, including licence appeals in the Local Court, severity and conviction appeals in the District Court, and
  • Indictable matters.