Courtney Jenkins

Senior Associate

Courtney has worked in the legal profession since 2006, and was admitted as a lawyer in September 2013. Courtney grew up in the Toowoomba region and has worked throughout Queensland prior to returning to Toowoomba.

Whilst in Hervey Bay, Courtney volunteered at the Hervey Bay Community Legal Service. Prior to joining Donaldson Law, Courtney’s work with a national firm focussed solely on assisting injured people with their personal injuries claims. Courtney was keen to join Donaldson Law where the focus is on achieving outcomes for clients in a trauma focused, collaborative manner.

Since starting at Donaldson Law in late 2019, Courtney has assisted her clients to achieve outcomes for historical abuse in an institutional setting, including in schools and whilst in the ADF. Courtney has also lodged many reports of abuse with the Defence Force Ombudsman.

Courtney has been instrumental in establishing our retrospective change of discharge and invalidity benefits practice, and has achieved incredible outcomes and many Class A classifications for our clients, many of whom were discharged decades ago. Courtney has expertise in gathering and assessing evidence, proving injuries, and the impact those injuries have had both on military and civilian employment.

Since 2020, Courtney has represented a number of former elite child gymnasts who trained at the Australian Institute of Sport. She has assisted them to prepare and lodge submissions with the Australian Human Rights Commission Review, and has also assisted them to seek damages for the psychiatric injuries they suffered as a result of the toxic coaching practices they endured during their time at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Memberships

Queensland Law Society
07 4580 0900 0437 688 101

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