Jodie Scanlon, Senior Partner

Team Member

Commencing with the firm in May 2013, Jodie has dedicated her practice to helping hundreds of victims seeking justice and acknowledgement for reprehensible childhood traumas. Jodie has worked primarily in the developing area of institutional abuse law and was heavily involved in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, representing several survivors summonsed to give evidence. Jodie is based in Newcastle NSW although represents people across all Australian states and territories.


Jodie runs claims, both litigated and via ADR protocols, against various State Government Agencies and institutions; entities within the Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Salvation Army, and Scouts, to name a few.


Other aspects of Jodie’s work include auditing the files of children currently in care across NSW to assess their legal entitlements and supervising junior solicitors and law clerks. Jodie has developed a trauma informed practice in abuse law for the past decade which has been constantly evolving through advocacy, legislative reforms and growing social awareness. Jodie is often invited to speak at legal seminars and workshops, as well at survivor support groups.