We strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. We care deeply about our community.
Jenny Orchard is a lawyer with over 25 years experience practising in Family Law, business and estate planning.
At Orchard Law, our success is measured by outcomes, by the quality of the relationships we build with our clients, colleagues and the wider community. We work closely with our clients and their advisers to achieve pragmatic outcomes and we offer a unique and personal experience.
Orchard Law is committed to giving back to the community. Jenny has previously held various positions in Echuca/Moama and the broader Goulburn Valley community on sporting and not for profit committees.
Jenny was born, raised and educated in Bendigo.
She was admitted to legal practice in 1989 after graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Jurisprudence.
She gained valuable experience in property and commercial litigation in a major regional firm in Geelong, before relocating to the Goulburn Valley to practice in 2001. During her 22 years in the Goulburn Valley, Jenny was a partner and director of 2 large firms in the area.
She developed an extensive practice in estate and business succession planning and family law matters and a reputation as a fierce advocate.
Jenny’s extensive experience and acquired knowledge of the law enables her to bring a commercial approach to resolving family law disputes and approach estate and business succession planning matters in a way that ensures her client’s interests will be protected from claims and their wealth preserved.
She understands complex business structures and the various taxation consequences that may flow from a family law settlement and structures settlements to ensure the taxation consequences for her clients are either minimized or accounted for in the overall settlement.
Jenny enjoys being proactive in client matters, particularly drafting complex Financial Agreements under the Family Law Act to ensure compliance with the Act.
Tess began her career with a traineeship at a local conveyancing firm in Bendigo.
She commenced work with Jenny in May 2016 and has been working in the areas of conveyancing, wills, powers of attorney and family law.
Additionally, she has taken part in shave for a cure, assisted in the organisation and running of soup vans in Melbourne and held Biggest Morning Tea fundraisers raising money for cancer research.
Tess is passionate about learning new cultures and is fluent in French.