Based in the Barossa Valley, Kathryn is Mother to an intelligent and charming Toddler.
She is also a commercial lawyer of seventeen years’ experience.
Kathryn was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2003 and admitted into the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2019.
She has worked internationally in multi-national recruitment and outsourced labour companies, where at one point she was responsible for providing legal advice to a company’s seventeen offices in nine countries around the Asia Pacific region. During her international career, Kathryn specialised in the vast areas of commercial, corporate and employment law.
Upon her return to Australia, Kathryn gained academic experience by teaching at universities in the areas of corporate law, commercial law, internet law, intellectual property, and alternative dispute resolution. During this time, she also spent a considerable amount of time working within community legal centres, where she represented a broad range of people on personal legal matters.
Kathryn has also run her own wedding and events company; she is also a lifestyle and product photographer and loves all things interior design. This experience has given her the “inside knowledge” of the workings of event businesses.
In 2020, Kathryn used her skills and experience to build business consultancy Event Law to assist event industry businesses with the complicated legal issues that have been surfacing because of the pandemic. She is Australia’s first lawyer to specialise in “wedding and event law”.
She has advised hundreds of businesses over the course of 2020 in relation to the various legal issues within the Australian wedding and event industry as Principal of Event Law’s Sister firm Hallett Law, which was established in SA by Kathryn in 2019 shortly after her son was born.
Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) from the University of Western Sydney, a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the University of Western Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law, Sydney.