Yen assists people who have been injured either at work or in motor vehicle accidents (TAC claims). Yen prides herself in being able to combine her compassion towards her clients, with honest and practical legal advice. This ensures that her clients can access their entitlements and compensation promptly, allowing them to move on and rebuild their lives after their injuries.
Prior to joining Polaris Lawyers, Yen worked as a solicitor in a boutique Family Law firm in Melbourne’s west. She also worked in the workers’ compensation team at Australia’s largest personal injury law firm.
Between completing her law degree and raising her young son, Yen also volunteered extensively at Victorian community legal centres including Whittlesea Community Legal Service, Jobwatch and Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre. She credits her ability to relate to clients with diverse backgrounds and often complex legal issues, to her unique and varied experiences whilst volunteering.
Yen is a second-generation Vietnamese Australian who grew up with 4 older siblings and non-English speaking working class parents. From a young age, she witnessed the countless obstacles her family faced due to their lack of education and command of English. Out of necessity, Yen developed the confidence to help interpret, negotiate and advocate for her family and from there, her passion for advocacy and social justice began.
Yen became a lawyer to help disadvantaged and vulnerable clients overcome the barriers which often prevent people from accessing the legal system. She is passionate about helping her clients navigate the complexities of the law to achieve the best outcome for them.
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 2016.
Bachelor of Laws, La Trobe University, 2015.
Bachelor of Legal Studies, La Trobe University, 2007.
Outside of being a lawyer
After a week of lawyering, Yen relaxes by cooking for her friends and family on the weekends – preferably with some great music playing in the background and with the promise of some kind of boardgame/trivia afterwards. Yen also enjoys playing badminton, doing puzzles and visiting art galleries with her son Ethan.