Full Name: Ms Jeanette J Swann
Phone: +61 3 9225 8491
Fax: 9225 8480
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1309
Date of Admission: 8 Nov 1993
Called to the Bar: 16 May 2013
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 5 Feb 2014
Qualifications: BA; LLB


Before coming to the Bar, Jeanette Swann was a solicitor for over 18 years and was a director of a boutique city practice. Since being admitted to practice in 1993, Jeanette has worked in city, suburban and rural practices. She has been an LIV Accredited Family Law Specialist since 2001.

In addition to her expertise as a family lawyer, Jeanette has many years of experience in handling general commercial, property, insolvency, common law and estate matters. This background has enhanced her abilities as a “well-rounded” family lawyer.

As a solicitor, Jeanette often did her own appearance work and she instructed in reported cases in the Family Court, including leading cases about child relocation (M v S (2006) 37 Fam LR 32) and binding financial agreements (Fevia v Carmel-Fevia [2009] FamCA 816). She also instructed and/or appeared in the State Courts at all levels and in VCAT in a range of civil disputes.

Areas of Practice


Family Law

  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes
From 16 May 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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