Kate is a Senior Lawyer with over two decades of experience, primarily in medical and professional negligence matters. Kate has been an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law since 2002 and, prior to her admission as a lawyer in 1995, she was a critical care and emergency nurse for over a decade.

Kate was a Medical Law Practice Group Leader at Slater & Gordon Lawyers until October 2018. She began her Medical Law Consultancy in November 2018. On 19 November 2018 she commenced as a Consultant Lawyer at Don Cameron & Associates both in Sydney and Albury, in addition to her private consulting practice.

Kate combines her clinical knowledge as a nurse with her legal knowledge to interpret complicated medical negligence issues and present them in a way which is clear and beneficial to her clients. Kate’s experience, knowledge and demeanour has allowed her to form positive relationships with medical and legal professionals in order to identify the best experts and strategies to win.

“You Catch More Flies With Honey Than Vinegar” – English Proverb & Kate’s Negotiation Strategy

Kate has an open and honest approach to dealing with both Clients and Defendants – this approach has garnered the respect of colleagues on both sides of the table and allows her to approach negotiations in a no-nonsense way.

She has been named in New South Wales and Australia as amongst the best Plaintiff Medical Lawyers in the Doyles Guide: Best Plaintiff Medical Negligence Lawyers. 

Areas of Practice

  • Emergency Department & GP Mis-diagnosis & Non-diagnosis Claims
  • Surgical Complications Claims
  • Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Claims
  • Non detection of Cancer Claims
  • Dental Claims
  • Psychiatric Claims
  • Neurosurgery Claims
  • Gynecological Claims
  • Birth Trauma and Obstetric Claims

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • Registered Nurse (1985)
  • Bachelor of Laws (1994)
  • Admitted Queensland Bar (1995)
  • Admitted NSW Supreme Court (1997)
  • Accredited Specialist Personal Injury (2002)
  • High Court of Australia (2005)