Katherine Evans, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Katherine Evans, Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Rising Stars 2020

Company: Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Title: Associate
Age: 27

Katherine Evans is a key member of Sparke Helmore Lawyers’ large government litigation team, and widely recognised as a standout operator with technical, client and practice management skills far exceeding her years of experience. She’s a highly regarded administrative lawyer and solicitor advocate who regularly appears for Commonwealth departments and agencies in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia. Evans is the solicitor on record and instructs counsel in complex judicial review litigation before the Full Court of the Federal Court and in the High Court of Australia. In the past 12 months, she has frequently appeared as a solicitor advocate for government clients, including in matters against counsel and in proceedings involving questions of statutory interpretation. Her advanced analytical and strategic litigation skills are demonstrated by her developing specialisation in complex appellate work and matters involving intricate statutory interpretation. Evans’ reputation as a highly effective litigator who acts quickly, calmly and flexibly in complex and urgent litigation has resulted in her involvement in proceedings interstate and in various jurisdictions. 

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