Kate graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts (1991), a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (1994) and a Diploma of Legal Practice (1995). She was admitted to practice on 6 September 1996 and signed the Bar Roll on 4 January 2010. She was appointed Senior Counsel in June 2019.

Prior to going to the Bar, Kate worked as a judge’s associate, at various Hobart private law firms and at the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Kate is an accredited mediator and regularly conducts mediations in family law matters.

Kate is a Member of the Mental Health Tribunal; the Chair of the Law Society of Tasmania’s Family Law Subcommittee; a member of the Australian Bar Association’s Family Law Subcommittee; and holds memberships to the Law Council’s Family Law Section, the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Tasmania, the Law Society of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Bar, and Tasmanian Women Lawyers. She is an accredited Independent Children’s Lawyer. Kate accepts briefs state-wide and interstate. She regularly presents at continuing legal education events.

Michael Kirby Chambers
49 Davey Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Admitted to Practice: 6 September 1996
Signed Bar Roll: 4 January 2010

Field of Practice

  • Family Law and Guardianship
  • Inquests/Inquiries