Special Counsel

Kristen is an experienced personal injuries litigator. She joined Russell Kennedy from the Victorian WorkCover Authority (“VWA”), where she was a Senior Legal Counsel in the Dispute Management Division 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 Victorian WorkCover Authority and provides mentoring to Russell Kennedy’s common law and statutory benefits defence practices
  • Acting for the VWA, WorkCover insurers, and public liability insurers in serious injury/common law litigation and third party statutory recovery actions in relation to workplace injuries;
  • Acting for the Transport Accident Commission in serious injury/common law litigation on transport accidents, and
  • Acting for public liability insurers in general personal injury litigation


  • 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
  • Committee Member, Russell Kennedy Women's Network
  • Member, Victorian Women Lawyers