Kristen is an experienced personal injuries litigator. She joined Russell Kennedy from the Victorian WorkCover Authority (“VWA”), where she was a Senior Legal Counsel and had a particular focus on serious injury and common law litigation. Prior to this, Kristen was employed in a national insurance law practice, the WorkCover department of another VWA Panel firm, and as a Judge’s Associate.
Representing the VWA, WorkCover insurers, insured employers, and public liability insurers in serious injury/common law litigation, third party statutory recovery actions, and statutory benefits disputes in relation to workplace injuries
Worked at the VWA providing instructions to the Legal Panel and managing projects
Defended the Transport Accident Commission in serious injury/common law litigation on transport accidents
Acted for public liability insurers in personal injury litigation
Former Judge’s Associate in an appeals court
Served for ten years on the Board of Directors of Waverley Industries Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation that provides employment and training to people with disabilities