Jenny Thornton

ChambersQuayside Chambers
Street AddressLevel 36, Exchange Tower, 2 The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000
Postal AddressAs above
DX Address
Telephone(08) 9460 5293
Mobile0413 120 674
Year Admitted to Practice 1983
Year Elected to WABA2017
Year Appointed QC/SC
QualificationsBJuris, LLB (Hons), LLM (Cantab)
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Jenny Thornton was admitted as a solicitor and barrister in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1983 with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (Hons). She also has a Master's degree in Law from Cambridge University, England.

Before joining Quayside Chambers in July 2017, Jenny had been a Partner in the litigation departments of Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and Allens (now Allens Linklaters) and was the managing partner of Clyde & Co's Perth office.

Jenny has represented parties in large and high profile litigation in the District, Supreme, Federal and High Courts. She also represents parties in arbitration proceedings and mediations.

Jenny has extensive experience in almost all areas of commercial insurance. She has advised Insurers and Insureds on financial services, property damage and business interruption claims.

Jenny has also acted on regulatory inquiries and coronial investigations.

In 2017 she was named Insurance Lawyer of the Year - Western Australia (Best Lawyers), was the winner of the Chief Justice’s Prize for the Best Performed Reader at the 2017 WA Bar Readers Course and has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Insurance Law Barrister - Western Australia, 2017.


  • Administrative & Constitutional
  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Consumer Protection
  • Coronial Inquiries
  • Corporations
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Equity
  • Insurance
  • Mining Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Shipping Law
  • Trade Practices

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