Katie commenced work at DBH in 2004 initially working as a legal assistant to the managing partner and then law clerk while completing her law degree. She completed her law degree with first class honours and was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2013.
During her time at DBH, Katie has built up a specialty practice in the area of medical negligence. She has been involved in a significant number of claims against hospitals, medical professionals and allied health providers. The claims are often complex and require an understanding not only of the law that applies specifically to medical negligence claims, but also complex medical conditions and terminology.
In addition to medical negligence, Katie has built up a specialty practice in the area of sexual abuse. She has been involved in litigation against individuals, the Government, churches and other organisations. She has been involved in a number of complex claims which have required the freezing of the perpetrator’s assets to protect her client’s entitlement to compensation. She has also been a key part of claims for victims and family members as a result of abuse perpetrated by a Families SA worker.
Katie has also been involved various class action litigation. In particular, Katie played a key role in the DePuy Hip and Knee Implant litigation for implants inserted in South Australia and also the litigation for property damage as a result of the 2005 Wangary Bushfires.
Katie also works in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, product liability and general injury claims.