Causon

Kate Causon

Associate

Areas of expertise

Overview

Kate’s focus is on providing practical and strategic advice to efficiently resolve disputes, ranging from varied personal injuries and workers compensation claims through to complex commercial disputes. Over the past 7 years Kate has supported business in a range of industries, including insurance and self-insured employers, power and renewables, aquaculture, education, transport and construction.

In 2014-15, Kate 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 recent significant matters include:

  • acting for TT-Line in a Supreme Court action in relation to the deaths of polo horses;
  • extensive involvement in numerous multi-million dollar common law personal injuries cases in the Tasmanian Supreme Court 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 (including injury and industrial disease claims, psychological claims, fatalities, and recoveries), motor vehicle accident claims and personal injury common law negligence actions;
  • providing complex technical and legal analysis, advice and project management as part of the core legal team on a $20 million commercial dispute in the Victorian Supreme Court in 2017, including managing a large and complex e-discovery process;
  • 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 2016;
  • 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; and
  • 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, managing up to 30 paralegals on up to 20 simultaneous projects.

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

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

 

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