Our philosophy is to deliver outstanding litigation work and build great client relationships.

About Us

Jennifer Holdstock


Jennifer has more than 15 years of experience in general commercial litigation and health profession regulation. She is also skilled in construction disputes, administrative law, health and aged care matters.

With a Bachelor of Arts/Law from Monash University and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne, Jennifer has worked in private practice and in-house, where she has provided advice regarding statutory interpretation, corporate and commercial law, building and construction disputes and other litigious matters.

Jennifer has a warm, straightforward style and supports her clients with responsive, practical advice that is both comprehensive and realistic. A skilled litigator, she has acted for clients in large-scale litigation at all levels and her training as a mediator gives her the ability to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively.

Jennifer is admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal and High Courts of Australia.

Jennifer is a board member of Financial Counselling Victoria https://fcvic.org.au/

Sophie Cliquet


Sophie has significant property law experience gained during an international career that has included roles in France, New Zealand and Australia.

Before working as solicitor in Australia, Sophie worked as an in-house property lawyer in Paris and a senior property analyst in Auckland for CBRE. Having worked in three different countries in both large and small organisations, Sophie developed cultural awareness together with strong communication and adaptation skills.

With a Master of Property Law from La Sorbonne University in Paris, Sophie has now successfully requalified through the University of New England to upgrade her legal qualifications to be recognised in Australia.

Sophie has significant experience in commercial litigation at VCAT, the Magistrates’ Court and the County Court in contract law, administrative law and property law.

Sophie also enjoys supporting clients – both employers and employees – in employment law disputes before the Fair Work Commission and in Federal Court proceedings.

Sophie focusses on cost effective solutions for our clients through practical resolution dispute processes.

Nadia Maynard


Nadia holds a Bachelor of Laws/Arts (majoring in Italian) and completed Practical Legal Training Course at Leo Cussen Centre of Law.

She has knowledge and practical experience in litigation law at VCAT, Magistrates’ Court, County Court and Supreme Court. She has also been exposed to a variety of legal matters such as statutory interpretation and conduct of disciplinary proceedings under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act, construction contracts, Fair Work Act and insolvency disputes.

Denise Gallagher

Legal Assistant

Denise is a very experienced legal assistant, having worked in Scotland, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.  Denise brings a depth of experienced in both commercial and litigation law, and her hard-working, focused demeanour means that she keeps our office running smoothly.

How are we different?

First-class advice

At Holdstock Law, we’re proud of our first-class expertise and experience. Accomplished litigators, we take a holistic and practical approach to supporting our clients – this often involves exploring alternatives to pursuing a legal claim where this might not be the most sensible or cost-effective approach.

Excellent value

At Holdstock Law, we believe that everyone should have access to quality, affordable legal advice. Unlike a lot of large law firms, we focus on achieving the best results for our clients rather than billable hours. We pride ourselves on providing sound and practical advice which achieves quality outcomes at affordable rates.

Genuine care

At Holdstock Law, we understand that the litigation process can feel foreign, scary and stressful. We take the time to build genuine relationships with our clients, giving them the confidence that we understand their situation and will support them on their legal journey.

We are here to support your legal journey