areas of practice
- Administrative Law
- Inquests and Commissions of Inquiry
- Common Law
A large proportion of Kellie’s practice is in the various employment and discrimination jurisdictions. Kellie also accepts briefs in administrative, trade practices, common law, and restraint of trade cases. She is a qualified arbitrator and mediator and has appeared in coronial inquiries.
Prior to becoming a barrister, Kellie dabbled with the idea of becoming an architect and gained an Honours degree in Communications, however, she commenced Law and found her calling.
As a solicitor, Kellie was an Associate at Dibbs Barker Gosling (now Dibbs Barker), and specialised in employment and discrimination law. From 1997 to 2003, Kellie was a member of the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal, sitting in the Equal Opportunity Division.
Outside of chambers, Kellie enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, hiking, cycling, yoga, painting and music.
Successful defence of an appeal of a public service disciplinary hearing before the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW
Richard Plunkett and Silverbrook Research Pty Limited  NSWIRComm 22 (23 March 2012) (Led by Kimber SC)
Discrimination and Human Rights
Successful appeal from a strike out order made against the Applicant
Admissibility of expert evidence, discrimination, bullying and beach of implied contractual terms
Innes v Rail Corporation of NSW (No 2)  273 FLR 66
Successfully represented former Federal Disability Discrimination Commissioner against Railcorp for failing to announce stations in Sydney
Successful defence of strike-out application
Restraint of Trade
Represented defendant in proceedings brought by former employer