After graduating with a BA, LLB (Hons) from the University of Otago in 2000, Katie worked at Russell McVeagh in Auckland as a civil litigator for three years before travelling and working overseas. After her return to New Zealand, and following a short contract with LeeSalmonLong, Katie joined Meredith Connell in January 2006. There she undertook jury trial work, achieving senior classification in 2009 and becoming an Associate of the firm in 2012.
In 2015 Katie and her young family moved to Samoa where Katie was employed as a legal consultant to the Samoan Attorney-General. At the same time Katie was part of the team that successfully bid for the new Manukau Crown Solicitor’s warrant. She returned to New Zealand and began working for Kayes Fletcher Walker as a senior Crown prosecutor in October 2015.
Katie joined the Independent Bar and became a member of City Chambers in October 2018.
Katie has significant experience with criminal and departmental prosecutions, Parole Board work, judicial reviews and extradition cases. Particular specialisations are the criminal proceeds regime, extended supervision and public protection order applications and pecuniary penalties under the new AML/CFT regime.