A passionate criminal defence and family law Barrister, Kate’s academic accomplishments include a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business (Major in Management) at Edith Cowan University in 2013, followed by a Master of International Commercial Law at the University of Western Australia in 2015. In 2014, Kate was admitted to practice in Western Australia.
Since being admitted, Kate has worked in criminal law since this time in a range of private settings and at a community legal centre. In addition, she has spent time practicing law Internationally – in 2014 at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and in a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights. Kate also co-authored a book on International Commercial Relations between Australia and China. Kate has worked as a teaching assistant, teaching the Mental Health and the Law unit at Notre Dame University from 2017 to 2019.
Kate accepts instructions in the areas of Criminal Law (including Criminal Appeals), Family Law (Children and Property related matters), Care and Protection and Restraining Orders. She is currently on all Legal Aid WA Criminal Law panels other than Murder and Appeals and all Family Law Panels (including Care and Protection and Restraining Order) other than Independent Children’s Lawyer work.
Kate has a strong interest in criminal law and has acted in a range of complex and sensitive matters, including appearing in State Administrative Tribunal, Family Court, Magistrate’s Court, Children’s Court, State Administrative Tribunal, District Court and Supreme Court, and acted in matters from Traffic to serious violent and sexual offences, including High Risk Serious Offender applications. She has also assisted with Murder matters. She was acknowledged as a rising start in Doyle’s Guide in 2021.