Kellie is briefed in administrative, trade practices, common law, restraints of trade cases, royal commissions and coronial inquiries, but is a specialist in employment and discrimination jurisdictions. Her cases include many reported judgments on issues of new law including the limitation period under Federal discrimination law, often involving complex claims for significant damages. She is also a qualified arbitrator and mediator, being briefed to mediate both commercial, workplace and discrimination claims.

Prior to going to the Bar, Kellie was an Associate at Dibbs Barker Gosling (now Dibbs Barker) specialising in employment and discrimination law.

From 1997 until 2003, she was a member of the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal (now NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal).

In April 2017, she was appointed the inaugural Chairperson of the Australian Payments Network Limited’s IAC Sanctions Tribunal.

Noted Experience

  • Delpachitra v University of Technology Sydney [2022] FCA 22 (25 January 2022) (for the Respondent - successful strike out of application)
  • McLoughlin v Randstad Pty Ltd (No. 2) [2021] FCAFC 177 (1 October 2021) (for the Applicant - successful appeal to the Full Court)
  • Gutierrez v MUR Shipping Australia Pty Limited [2021] FedCFamC2G 56 (1 December 2021) (for the Applicants - first successful claim under federal age of discrimination laws)

Field of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Anti-Discrimination
  • Appellate
  • Civil- Common Law/Personal Injury
  • Human Rights/Migration
  • Industrial/Employment
  • Inquests/Inquiries
  • Public/Administrative Law