Causon

Kate Causon

Associate

Areas of expertise

Overview

Kate’s focus is on providing practical and strategic advice to resolve complex commercial disputes, while utilising her problem solving and project management skills to achieve commercial and strategic outcomes in an efficient and proactive manner.  Over the past 5 years Kate has supported business in a range of industries, including power and renewables, insurance and construction.

Kate recently spent 18 months working at leading global law firm, Linklaters in London, where she concentrated on providing legal project management to the Dispute Resolution and Corporate departments.

Experience

Examples of Kate’s experience include:

  • Acting for Hydro Tasmania in relation to the Basslink interconnector cable outage.
  • Spending time on secondment at Hydro Tasmania, providing legal and strategic advice, including advising on and investigating issues related to major flooding that occurred in Tasmania in June.
  • Managing a team of 25 paralegals over 6 months undertaking due diligence and contract reviews in numerous languages across multiple jurisdictions, in relation to a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical asset swap deal.
  • Providing technical, strategic and practical advice and know-how in relation to e-disclosure and review, dispute resolution projects, virtual data room management, due diligence and related technology on up to 20 simultaneous projects.
  • Extensive involvement in numerous multi-million dollar common law personal injuries cases including instructing Queens Counsel and Senior Counsel.
  • Significant involvement in a public liability Supreme Court trial and Full Court appeal following fire related property damage.
  • Advising on and conducting a wide range of workers compensation claims, motor vehicle accident claims, and personal injury common law actions.

Kate has completed the Association for Project Management Professionals (APMP) qualification, achieved first class honours in law, and has completed a bachelor of business.

She has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court and in the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal in conciliation conferences and preliminary hearings.

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