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“I’m so proud of the growth and development of the team. Seeing our trainee develop and progress to become a legal assistant who now assists senior lawyers, and seeing law clerks become lawyers is just wonderful, and is a testament to the opportunities that we provide.”
Kate joined Johnston Withers in 2009, and has over 17 years’ experience working in roles in the legal sector, including as a legal secretary, a paralegal and an accounts manager. Kate holds a Diploma in Legal Services and is an experienced Paralegal.
Kate leads our team of support staff and, alongside our general manager, oversees the firm’s administrative operations. Her experience in and her knowledge of the business helps us continue to move forward, particularly in terms of improving our efficiency and client experience.
Kate works closely with the partners to set and review the firm’s administrative strategy and goals. She is also responsible for implementing Johnston Withers’ administrative training and development program, managing significant projects, and seeking new and innovative ways to improve the firm’s operations.
She has a hands-on role assisting with the management of matters within our commercial, litigation and estates teams, and her legal research and drafting experience help facilitate a streamlined approach.
Kate enjoys travelling, entertaining friends, and spending time with her young family.
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