Job Title: Principal – Commercial Law, Property and Estate Planning

Jillian is a senior Commercial Lawyer and Principal at Rae & Partners. She also assists in managing the Devonport office of Rae & Partners and the Devonport Commercial team, and mentors young lawyers within the firm. Jillian graduated with a combined degree of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws with Honours in Law and a Bachelor of Business with Postgraduate First Class Honours in Accounting and Corporate Governance.

Since graduating in 2010, Jillian has worked exclusively for Rae & Partners. She maintains a loyalty to the firm and, it follows, a loyalty to the firm’s clients. Having grown up on the North-West Coast and returned to work in Devonport after her studies, Jillian’s local integration and knowledge are an invaluable contribution to any transaction touching or concerning local property or business.

Jillian’s extensive experience and particular interest in Property and Commercial Law transactions, along with her enthusiasm for problem-solving, gives her the confidence and expertise to negotiate and deliver practical and efficient commercial outcomes for her clients.

Jillian also has a strong commitment to product quality and a passion for delivering comprehensive and pragmatic pre-contractual advice to her clients.

Practising in all areas of the firm’s Commercial Law, Property and Estate Planning streams, Jillian’s particular areas of expertise include:

  • Commercial and property transactions
  • Retail, commercial and residential leasing and licencing
  • Purchase and sale of commercial, agricultural and residential real property
  • Property development, including subdivision, strata and staged developments
  • Financing, securities and mortgages
  • Local Government property and commercial transactions and advice
  • Business and personal asset protection and structures
  • Superannuation and trusts
  • Wills, estate planning and business succession planning
  • Estate administration
  • Business and farming transactions

Although Jillian has a solid work ethic, evident in all aspects of her practice, she also manages to find the time and energy outside of her practice to fulfil her role in the Zonta Club of Devonport and enjoy life with her husband and four young boys on their hobby farm.