Since she can first remember, Kate has had a strong passion for the rights of people. In particular, injustice always did, and still does, motivate to ‘set things right’.
Graduating with her Bachelor of Laws from Adelaide University in 2000, Kate was admitted in early 2001 and soon moved into the area of workers compensation and industrial law. Today, Kate is one of Adelaide’s most experienced lawyers in representing workers in both the state and federal arenas.
Her work is all about workers’ rights, obligations and entitlements, rehabilitation and return to work issues, unfair dismissals, disciplinary proceedings and common law claims arising from work related injuries.
Opponents will know Kate to be highly driven but fair, hard-working and professional but always prepared to listen and understand not only her client’s concerns but those of all parties. Negotiation and compromise have their place and are frequently useful but always, the only just outcome is one that is fully in line with the law. Kate’s determination to ensure the rights and entitlements of workers and a no nonsense approach results in excellent outcomes in both civil litigation and dispute resolution.
She is a highly successful litigator in the civil arenas of the Workers Compensation Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Tribunal (South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal), Magistrates, District and Supreme Court and has been involved in a wide variety of complex civil matters.
Kate also handles a range of personal injury matters for clients injured in ‘third party’ situations where the injured party may not be directly employed by the enterprise.
With three school age children, family life away from the law is nothing if not ‘nicely occupied’ for Kate. She is an active participant in her children's school community and the community at large and spends her spare time with her family.