Prior to being called to the Bar, Kate was in private practice for 10 years, working at top tier law firms in Australia, at Allens and Clayton Utz, and overseas, at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hong Kong. As a solicitor, Kate advised on commercial disputes, regulatory and internal investigations and corruption and bribery issues, among other things. While in Hong Kong, Kate was seconded to Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Acting Head of Litigation and Regulatory Inquiries for APAC.
Since being called to the Bar, in addition to advising and appearing in commercial, corporations and regulatory matters, Kate has developed a practice in public and administrative law.
Kate holds a Master of Law and Legal Practice (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Technology Sydney.
Burns v Corbett  HCA 15
Australian Securities and Investments Commission v National Australia Bank Limited  FCA 1338
BBS15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCAFC 61
Burns v Corbett  NSWCA 3