Katherine practices primarily in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on corporations law matters, shareholder and directors' disputes, and corporate and individual insolvency.
Katherine completed her Bachelor of Arts/Laws (First Class Honours) at the University of Melbourne in 2011. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.
Katherine also holds a Master of Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne.
Her article titled ‘The Free Assets of the Company and When They Are Free to Take: Equitable Subrogation and the Secured Creditor’ was published in volume 39(1) of the Melbourne University Law Review.
As a senior associate at Aitken Partners, Katherine appeared in a number of contested matters in Victorian and Federal Courts. Her experience includes acting on behalf of trustees in bankruptcy in recovery proceedings and insolvency practitioners in relation to unfair preference claims, applications for review of remuneration, the distribution of preference recovery funds and secured creditor entitlements. She has also advised clients in relation to personal property security interests, retention of title clauses and vesting under the PPSA.
Katherine read with Christopher Brown and her senior mentor is Jonathan Evans QC.
Some of Katherine's recent cases which proceeded to judgment include:
Re Melbournehomes.com Pty Ltd (in liquidation)  VSC 854
MAG Financial & Anor v El-Saafin & Ors  VSCA 322 (led by Marcus Clarke QC)
JAB Nominees (Aust) Pty Ltd v Auswild  VSC 731 (led by Jonathan Evans QC)
Walford & Bantock and Anor  FamCAFC 210
Quin v Bitcon  FCA 1065 (led by Christopher Brown)
KSG Investments Pty Ltd v Openmarkets Online Trading Pty Ltd [No 2]  VSC 213 (led by Marcus Clarke QC)
KSG Investments Pty Ltd v Openmarkets Online Trading Pty Ltd  VSC 186 (led by Marcus Clarke QC)
Date of Admission
14 Mar 2014
First Signed Bar Roll
24 Oct 2019
BA, LLB (Hons I) (Melb), LLM (Melb)
Senior Associate, Aitken Partners
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.