AREAS OF PRACTICE
Criminal Law (Appeals)
Criminal Law (General)
General Advocacy and Advocacy Coaching
South Australia (2003)
Direct Line: (08) 8237 0520
Facsimile: (08) 7200 7779
Mobile: 0407 977 219
Address: 61-63 Carrington Street,
Adelaide SA 5000
Kristie acts as Counsel in both the criminal and civil jurisdictions.
Kristie practised for many years as a solicitor in the injury jurisdiction, in both defendant and plaintiff law firms. She specialised in MVA and WorkCover claims but was also experienced in occupiers and public liability matters. Kristie provides Counsel assistance to solicitors in all aspects of injury claims, including providing Opinions on liability and quantum, advices on evidence, assistance when formulating claims, participating in settlement negotiations and running trials, as well as providing advice generally. Kristie also acts as Counsel for Comcare matters and conducts trials at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on behalf of injured workers.
Kristie also specialises in all aspects of defendant criminal law, ranging from simple guilty pleas and advice to solicitors, to conducting complex jury trials or appellate work. She regularly appears in the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court.
Kristie also teaches law in two undergraduate degrees in South Australia. She has been teaching Evidence at Adelaide University since 2011 (seminar leader and guest judge) and has also taught Dispute Resolution & Ethics, Equity and Criminal Law. Kristie also now runs the Evidence course at Flinders University and also Criminal Practice as part of its PLT stream. She is also an occasional advocacy instructor and marker for the Law Society’s GDLP course.
Kristie is a member of the SA Bar Association and SA Law Society. She is a committee member on the Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee and and is a panel member for the Litigation Assistance Fund. She is also the Head of Legoe Chambers.
Kristie is also involved in the charity HeartKids. She is a former board member and secretary. She got involved following the birth of her daughter in 2014 with a serious congenital heart defect. Her daughter has required two open heart surgeries thus far, both of which had to be conducted in Melbourne. Kristie helps raise awareness and funds so that other families can be supported in what is a horrendously stressful time filled with uncertainty. The charity also contributes towards vital medical research into the causes of childhood heart disease.