Hayes, Katherine


  Brisbane, QLD / Sydney, NSW / Melbourne, VIC, Australia
 +61 (0) 7 3000 8349
 +61 (0) 7 3000 8455
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Katherine has over 15 years post admission experience in the specialty areas of insurance, commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Katherine acts for clients in the Australian, Asian and UK insurance markets, and has experience in significant and high-profile disputes and inquiries where she has drafted submissions, pleadings, witness statements, court orders and correspondence.  Katherine represents parties at mediations and negotiates successful outcomes for clients. She has acted as both coverage and defence advisor and focuses on providing advice with a commercial approach that reflects her experience in the industry. Katherine also determines strategy and generally investigates the factual circumstances of claims.

Katherine has worked on a range of contentious matters in a variety of jurisdictions and has acted for leading financial-service providers and London-based professional indemnity underwriters in the defence of numerous claims.

She has been recognised as a Leading Queensland Professional Indemnity Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide 2018.

Katherine joined Carter Newell after several years in a top tier international firm, prior to which she was assistant in-house Legal Counsel for a Lloyd’s managing agent in London.