Katherine is a commercial litigation specialist with a focus on insolvency, the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) and its practical implications, and general commercial litigation. She has had many articles published, provided expert commentary and presented to clients and associations from a range of sectors on the impact of PPSA.

Katherine also has expertise in insolvency litigation, misleading and deceptive conduct, building and construction litigation and international arbitration.

Katherine’s clients include many well-known insolvency practitioners, national and international corporates, suppliers and manufacturers of a variety of goods, building companies and logistics suppliers.  She has been recognised in the editorial of leading legal directory The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 in dispute resolution and is listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia in litigation.

Katherine is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association Australia, the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and the Melbourne Central Insolvency Discussion Group. She is also actively involved in the community and helped fundraise and profile-raise for organisations such as KidsHelpline.

  • Conducting a successful large-scale arbitration regarding telecommunications construction through the International Chamber of Commerce.
  • Acting for the administrators of the Wettenhalls Logistics Group, of the Hastie Group, in relation to a variety of PPSA issues, and of Pit Lane Motorcycles and Jeffrey’s Sales and Service.
  • Acting for the liquidators of Moteca Holdings, Sports Entertainment Network Pty Ltd, Dare Gallery Pty Ltd, and BHP Billiton Westmin Talc.
  • Acting for creditors in various corporate insolvencies, including Wow Audio Visual Superstores, Ojay and three creditors of the Australian Music Group (also known as Billy Hyde).
  • Advising and acting on behalf of directors in shareholder disputes and solvency.
  • Advising Yamaha Music Australia in relation to music dealers, including advice on unfair preference claims and claims against suppliers for misleading and deceptive conduct.
  • Advising Ericsson Australia in construction disputes concerning telecommunications works.