Jessica Pollock is an associate in Lavan’s Planning & Environment team. She has an in-depth understanding of Native Title law in Western Australia.
Jessica’s area of expertise is advising on matters relating to Native Title and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage. Her experience spans not-for profit and small firm advocacy as well as advising mining proponents , property developers and other land users on matters relating to Native Title. She has demonstrable experience across a range of Native Title Agreements that consist of joint ventures, mining agreements, future acts and right to negotiate matters, ILUAs and Aboriginal heritage agreements, including the implementation, governance and compliance of those agreements. Jessica has experience in taking instruction, negotiating on behalf of and advocating for First Nations people, having in house Representative Body experience, specifically assisting Prescribed Body Corporates to manage their Native Title.
Jessica also has general corporate experience, having worked across the Corporate Services team before transitioning into the First Nations space.
Regulatory Compliance and Governance
Juris Doctor, Murdoch University (2015)
Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Business Law), Curtin University (2012)
Supreme Court of Western Australia (2016)
High Court of Australia (2016)