Areas of Practice:
Karina has a successful practice encompassing common law, criminal law, coronial work and regulatory proceedings.
She has a strong interest in personal injury law. Since coming to the Bar she has appeared in a wide range of personal injury matters in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court and Supreme Court. She accepts briefs to represent Plaintiffs and Defendants in statutory benefits proceedings, serious injury applications, trials and appeals.
Karina’s coronial practice has included investigations into death in custody, bushfires and road rescue. In 2015 she appeared on behalf of the Country Fire Authority, in respect of two deaths that occurred during a bushfire.
In 2016 Karina’s regulatory practice included advising and appearing on behalf of a medical professional against the Medical Board of Australia.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Karina was the associate to the Hon. Justice Kaye at the Supreme Court of Victoria, during which time his Honour sat in the Common Law and Criminal Law Divisions, as well as the Court of Appeal.
Karina has previously worked as a solicitor at Abrahams Meese Lawyers, where she had a general commercial practice. Karina acted on a variety of matters including insolvency litigation, retail leasing disputes and trademark negotiations. Since coming to the Bar, Karina has continued providing advice in commercial disputes and has appeared in trials, applications and mediations.
Before admission as a solicitor, Karina worked as a paralegal at criminal law firms and volunteered at Moonee Valley Legal Service.
Karina is fluent in Russian.
Karina is currently completing a Masters of Laws from the University of Melbourne.
Karina read with Chris Winneke QC and her senior mentor is Dr. Matthew Collins SC.
From 16 May 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.
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