EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Kara is an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer in professional indemnity, financial lines and director and officer disputes, often involving complex and high value litigation including class action proceedings arising from financial collapses or failed managed investment schemes. Kara brings a strategic and commercial focus to her matters which has resulted in favourable outcomes for clients.
Kara has considerable experience in the class action space and litigated matters in a wide range of commercial and insurance disputes in Federal and State Courts and Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). She has provided coverage and defence advice and representation for insurers and a diverse range of insured professionals such as accountants, auditors, financial advisors, lawyers and construction professionals including builders, architects and building certifiers. Kara also has considerable experience in policy interpretation and coverage advice for both Australian and international insurers and has represented insurers when joined to actions under the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017.
Kara has international experience having worked as a foreign qualified lawyer in respect of professional indemnity disputes in a central London firm. In addition to her legal prowess, Kara also has accountancy and auditing qualifications and experience gained prior to commencing her legal career.