With 18 years’ specialist experience, Katherine is a leading work health and safety (WHS) lawyer. She has successfully defended clients in high profile multi-party health and safety prosecutions across Australia, some of which formed precedent case law on key legal issues (One example is Laing O’Rourke (BMC) Pty Ltd v Kinwin  WASCA 117).
Her experience spans a wide range of high safety risk industries (for both industry and Government).
A key strength is Katherine’s focus on identifying trends in regulatory behaviour and areas of likely change in regulatory requirements, enabling clients to understand their legal risk, satisfy their legal obligations through safety management systems and safety culture and proactively engaging with regulators.
Katherine is recommended in the key legal ranking publications including The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Global, and has been voted by her peers as one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in Occupational Health and Safety.