Kellie is an experienced lawyer who specialises in Commonwealth compensation, social security and administrative law. Her thorough understanding of our clients' commercial needs and priorities has been developed through a number of secondments.
Kellie provides strategic litigation and claims management advice on a range of matters regarding Commonwealth compensation and administrative law. She advises on liability, quantum, and works closely with clients to effectively resolve matters using methods of alternative dispute resolution. She regularly appears as an advocate in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court of Australia in both merits and judicial review proceedings.
Kellie advises and represents a broad range of Commonwealth Government departments, as well as agencies, insurers and self-insured licensees.
Kellie has a Bachelor of Arts, specialising in Italian and French, and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University. She obtained her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law.
Kellie joined Sparkes straight after completing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. She joined the Commonwealth Compensation team after completing her rotation.
Kellie is passionate about travelling and experiencing new places. She is constantly planning a new adventure (or paying off the previous one). After growing up in Queensland, Kellie has embraced all aspects of Melbourne life—except the weather—and can often be found with friends enjoying good food, wine and coffee.