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Kate Bowshell

Bar roll 2009 Admitted 2008
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Public Law
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Kate Bowshell has a broad practice in commercial law, wills and estates and employment and industrial law

She appears regularly in all state and federal courts, as well as tribunals. Kate also has a significant practice representing parties at mediation. 

Kate appeared as junior counsel on behalf of the United Firefighters' Union of Australia at the 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Kate completed her Articles and practised as a solicitor at Galbally & O'Bryan, mainly in family provision, commercial and employment matters. That work included regular appearances in the Supreme, Magistrates' and Federal Magistrates' Courts, VCAT, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and at mediations. 

Previously, Kate has worked as an Industrial Officer for an industrial organisation and as an Associate to Senior Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Castan Chambers
Level 13 Room 7

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Law
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Real Property
  • Wills & Probate
  • Competition
  • Contractual Disputes
Tort Law
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Freedom of Information
  • Judicial Review



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia