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Kristen
Westcott

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 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.

Experience

  • 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

Leadership

  • 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