Bar Roll – 19 May 2011
Admitted – 29 March 2004
Phone – 9225 8606
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen has a breadth of experience as a civil and commercial barrister.
She helps clients involved in disputes to navigate the complexities of the legal system to achieve desired outcomes. She fights for her client’s interests with focus and determination. She has high standards. She has attention to detail whilst focussing on the big picture. In approaching a problem, she values pragmatism and good judgment.
As a mediator, with empathy and a desire to have a personal connection, she is determined to facilitate the parties to exercise self determination to resolve their disputes as efficiently as possible.
She has worked on cases in a diverse range of practice areas including commercial and contracts, building and construction, defamation, equity and trusts, property, torts, trade practices and deceased estates.
Some cases of significance in which Karen has appeared, include:
Before coming to the Bar, Karen was a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and prior to that, Russell Kennedy.
At Mallesons, Karen worked on general commercial litigation matters including large and complex construction and contract disputes. Karen also advised companies in the mining, banking, gas supply, telecommunications and financial services industries on emissions trading and greenhouse gas and energy reporting.
At Russell Kennedy, Karen worked on a variety of matters, including banking and finance (including conversion and enforcement of securities), contract disputes, coronial, defamation, sports disputes (alleged doping infringements), torts and trade practices (misleading and deceptive conduct). As a solicitor, Karen drafted pleadings and ran trials in the Supreme Court and arbitrations in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (including an appeal) and instructed in interlocutory applications in the Federal, Supreme and County Courts.
Karen is available to appear, to advise and draw pleadings.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.