Kristi has a broad commercial and civil practice. She has appeared both led and unled in in a range of trials, applications (including for urgent injunctive relief) and interlocutory hearings in the Queensland Magistrates, District and higher courts. She has also appeared at settlement conferences and mediations involving both smaller and large multi-party matters.
She has a particular interest, and experience, in all facets of insurance law, an area she practised in extensively as a solicitor prior to commencing at the Bar. Her recent experience includes advancing and defending actions against a variety of professionals, including against accountants, property valuers, solicitors, livestock nutritionists and medical professionals (including disciplinary proceedings). Further, she has advised in relation to claims stemming from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, matters relating to workers’ compensation and consumer protection litigation.
In addition, Kristi advises in her own right on a wide range of commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes, commercial leasing disputes, business sale disputes, planning and environment matters, property damage and defamation claims.
Kristi was admitted as a solicitor in 2009, and was a Senior Associate within HWL Ebsworth’s insurance team prior to commencing practise as a barrister.
Prior to being called to the bar, Kristi practised as a solicitor and acted for local and international insurers handling professional indemnity, D & O, financial lines, personal injury, workers’ compensation and life insurance claims and also advising insurers on issues of policy interpretation and indemnity.
Bar Association of Queensland
Australian Professional Indemnity Group
Women in Insurance (Qld)
2008 Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honours, Queensland University of Technology.
2004 Bachelor of Music, Performance, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University.
2008 Queensland University of Technology Medal.
2008 Queensland University of Technology Dean’s Research Scholar.
2008 McInnes Wilson Prize for Evidence