Katherine has over fifteen years experience as an employment lawyer, investigator, trainer and consultant in corporate environments. She has represented individual employees at a plaintiff law firm, appearing in over 350 conciliation conferences and mediations. Katherine spent nearly seven years at leading law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, where she was a Senior Associate. At Herbert Smith Freehills Katherine gained valuable in-house experience as a secondee employee relations advisor at Coles Myer. She also ran public and private training programs with Freehills’ training company, IKD. Rounding out her experience, Katherine worked as a Human Resources Business Partner at global pharmaceutical company CSL.


Katherine is approachable, down to earth and understands the reality of corporate life. She provides employer focused advice that is both commercial and technically sound. She is passionate about working closely with you to understand and meet your needs.


Katherine has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from Melbourne University. She also holds a Master of Laws from Melbourne University. She is a qualified employment lawyer and holds a current practicing certificate.

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