AREA OF PRACTICE
Property & Probate
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Kate practices in a range of civil disputes including employment and industrial law and common law including personal injury disputes. Kate has advised and appeared in a range of employment and industrial disputes including unfair dismissals, underpayments claims, general protections, discrimination claims, proceedings concerning the protection of confidential information and disputes about other terms and conditions of employment including redundancy claims. Kate also has significant experience in personal injury litigation ranging from statutory benefits disputes at VCAT and the Magistrates' Court through to serious injury applications and jury trials.
Kate was recently Counsel Assisting the Independent Commission of Inquiry into Greater Geelong City Council and recently appeared at the reopened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Kate was the Associate to the Honourable Justice Philip Mandie at the Supreme Court of Victoria (Trial Division and Court of Appeal) and completed articles and worked as a solicitor at Slater & Gordon. In 2011 and 2012 she lived in New York and worked at Deutsche Bank in compliance and anti-money laundering.
Kate has a high level of proficiency in French.
From 24 Oct 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.
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