Year of call: 1995
Year of silk: 2014

Cate is a skilful and versatile trial and appellate counsel. She provides advice in a range of commercial and civil areas of practice, with a focus on commercial litigation, commercial equity and trusts, financial services disputes, insurance, property, corporations law, equity, succession and estates, and common law compensation matters.

Cate is an effective and sought-after mediator, particularly in financial services matters, insurance, succession and estates, and common law compensation matters.

Career

2014 Queen’s Counsel
1998 Commenced in Practice at the Private Bar in Brisbane
1996 to 1998 In-house Counsel, Environment Agency of England and Wales
1995 Called to the Bar
1994 to 1996 Associate to the Hon. Justice Helman

Education

1999 LLM (Hons) (Honours Dissertation: Constructive Trusts in Insolvency)
1993 LLB

Committees and appointments

2017 to date Member of the Bar Council
2017 to date Bar Practice Course Committee
2014 to date Supreme Court of Queensland Library Committee (Statutory Committee)
2016 to date Finance and Risk Management Sub-committee of the Library Committee
2016 BAQ Constitutional Review Sub-committee of the Bar Council
2017 to date Immediate Past President of the International Law Association, Queensland Chapter
2012 to 2016 President of the International Law Association, Queensland Chapter
2009 to 2011 Sessional Member, Queensland Commercial and Administrative Tribunal (Civil List)
2007 to 2009 Sessional Member, Commercial and Consumer Tribunal (Civil List)
2006 to 2007 Member of the Bar Council

Memberships

Bar Association of Queensland

International Law Association

Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Incorporated

Australian Lawyers Alliance

Australian Insurance Lawyers Association