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Kate has a public, civil and regulatory practice, with expertise in administrative law, appellate law, Commonwealth workers’, veterans’ and seafarers’ compensation/personal injuries law, financial services regulation, corporations law and industrial law.
Kate has appeared led and unled in federal and state jurisdictions at trial and appellate level. She practices nationally in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia.
In 2019, Kate was briefed to appear, led by Stephen Keim SC in a Special Case before a Full Bench of the High Court of Australia in Love & Thoms v Commonwealth of Australia  HCA 3.
In 2018, Kate was briefed to appear, led by Patrick O’Shea QC, Jonathon Moore QC and Matthew Brady QC in King & Ors v Australian Securities and Investments Commission  QCA 352.
Before being called to the Bar in June 2015, Kate was a Senior Solicitor in the government team of a national firm. Prior to that, she was an Associate in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (where she now regularly appears). Kate served on the Bar Council of the Queensland Bar Association from December 2017 to December 2018. Kate currently sits on the Records Review Committee of the Board of the Queensland State Archives.