Kate is a senior associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team with a broad array of experience in general commercial litigation and commercial negotiations and disputes, particularly acting in relation to contractual disputes.
She has extensive experience in administrative and regulatory law, representing a wide range of government and regulatory clients, providing advice in respect of judicial reviews under the Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld), general reviews of decisions under relevant respective legislative instruments, and in matters prosecuted or defended under various regulatory regimes.
Kate has also acted in a variety of litigation across various states and tribunals across Australia. Largely, her experience has involved working for government clients, from local to national.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Acting for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and national boards in various litigation brought under the national regulatory regime, including disciplinary referrals and reviews.
Office of the Health Ombudsman
Acting for the Office of the Health Ombudsman in disciplinary matters involving health practitioners under the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (Qld).
Non-State Schools Accreditation Board
Acting for the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board in respect of investigations under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017 (Qld).
Department of Education
Acting for the Department of Education in respect of its role as regulator under the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011.
Successfully advising a multinational client in respect of a large Australian Competition and Consumer Conduct investigation.
Acting for a number of regional councils in respect of contractual disputes.