Kathryn is a solicitor at Hall Payne, working in Brisbane’s employment and industrial relations team.
Kathryn is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. She is also a current Registered Nurse.
Prior to joining Hall Payne, Kathryn worked as a law clerk in criminal law while completing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. During this time, she also volunteered at various community legal centres including, Salvos Legal.
These experiences allowed Kathryn to develop a deep understanding of how the law can impact lives and the importance of fairness and justice in facilitating the protection and advancement of human rights.
Before joining the legal profession, Kathryn worked as a Perioperative Registered Nurse specialising in neurosurgical and orthopaedic trauma. She spent 8 years in nursing, in both Australia and abroad. . Kathryn also served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Nursing Corp of the Australian Army and is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon.
Through her experience as a Registered Nurse, Kathryn has become very proficient in dealing with highly stressful and complex situations. As a lawyer, she draws on many of her attributes from her nursing career, including her compassion, critical thinking and effective communication.
Kathryn is a passionate advocate and gains great professional and personal satisfaction in helping others achieve success.
Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys singing, writing fiction, escaping to the country and spending time with her children.