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Address: 34/126 Phillip Street, Sydney, 2000, Australia
Tel: +612951512054
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Specialist areas of work and services:
  • Civil law
  • Compensation
  • Judicial Reviews
  • Public law
  • Community Care & Welfare
  • Child law
  • Compliance
  • Age dispute
  • Claims against public authorities
  • Employment & Discrimination law
  • Human rights

Barrister, Senior Counsel - NSW Bar Association Senior Fellow, Monash University Law School

Experience, Background and Services:
Areas of Practice

• Employment and Industrial Law
• Equality, Discrimination, Vilification and Harassment law
• Health law and professional conduct
• Human Rights and International Law
• Education and Schools Law
• Privacy
• Administrative/Public and Constitutional law
• Mediation, conciliation and alternative dispute resolution


• BA/LLB (UNSW) (1990)
• LLM with distinction (UCL, Uni London) (1991)
• LLM (UTS) (1997) (Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution)
• Diploma of International Human Rights Law (EUI Florence Italy) (1999)

• Admission a solicitor 1990
• Admission as a barrister 1998
• Appointed Senior Counsel 2012

Kate was ranked as a Preeminent Senior Counsel in Employment Law for Australia and NSW in 2019 by Doyle’s Guide; Chambers and Partners – Employment Law Band 2; and Best Lawyers Australia 2019 – Employment Law.

Kate has 29 years’ experience in working in all aspects of discrimination law (employment, services, education, transport and media). This includes a specialist practice in sexual harassment and vilification.

Kate advises on the application of international human rights laws in domestic law. She has been involved in a number of matters involving modern slavery and compliance strategies to address slavery in supply chains.