AREAS OF PRACTICE
Criminal Law (Appeals)
Criminal Law (General)
General Advocacy and Advocacy Coaching
South Australia (2003)
Mobile: 0407 977 219
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 undergraduate degrees. She was a tutor at Adelaide University for Evidence at Adelaide University from 2011-2016 and also taught in Dispute Resolution & Ethics, Equity and Criminal Law. Kristie now teaches at Flinders University. She is the Topic Coordinator for Evidence and also Legal Practice: Criminal Law in the undergraduate program and the Topic Coordinator for Evidence in the Juris Doctor degree. She was also previously an 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 panel member for the Litigation Assistance Fund and is also the Head of Legoe Chambers.
Kristie is also heavily 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.