Biography

Kate Henderson was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW in 1995. During her employment with the firm, Kate has primarily been involved in large & complex litigation including catastrophic motor accident claims, medical negligence claims & public liability claims.

In 2000, Kate became an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law certified by the Law Society of NSW. She currently specialises in large and complex personal injury claims with considerable experience handling medical negligence claims against health care providers including public hospitals, private hospitals and medical practitioners. Kate has a particular interest in birth injury claims & has acted for a number of children suffering cerebral palsy as a result of adverse birth events.

Kate has successfully acted on behalf of many clients suffering catastrophic injuries due to negligence including brain damage, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia and amputated limbs. Kate is an extremely passionate lawyer who is driven to achieve the best possible results for her injured clients. She feels privileged to act for such deserving clients & is constantly inspired by the strength of character displayed by her clients in the face of adversity & significant disability.

Kate has a strong sporting background and has previously represented Australia in springboard and platform diving.

Expertise

Her particular areas of expertise include:

Associations

  • Law Society of NSW

Career History

  • Admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW in 1995
  • In 2000, Kate became an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law certified by the Law Society of NSW.

Professional Qualifications

  • In 2000 – Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law certified by the Law Society of NSW.

If you think you have a claim that you would like Kate to handle, please call us on 02 8280 6900 or contact us online.

Industry Awards

  • Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2019;
  • Recommended Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2019;
  • Recommended Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2019;
  • Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2018;
  • Recommended Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales 2018;
  • Recommended Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2018;
  • Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales 2017;
  • Recommended Public Liability Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2017;
  • Leading Medical Negligence Lawyer (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2016;
  • Leading Medical Negligence Lawyer (Plaintiff) – Sydney, 2015; and
  • Leading Medical Negligence Lawyer (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2015.

The Best Lawyers for 2020 – 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Kate Henderson was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for her work in Medical Negligence, Sydney, Australia.

The Best Lawyers for 2021 – 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Kate Henderson was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in the 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for her work in Medical Negligence, Sydney, Australia.

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How Kate Can Help You

Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law (NSW)

Road Accidents

If you have been injured in a road accident, either as a driver/rider, passenger or pedestrian it’s likely that you will be entitled to compensation.

Work Accidents

If you have been injured at work, on your way to or from work, you may be entitled to compensation.

Public Accidents

If you have been injured in a public place (shopping centre, hotel, gym etc) because of the negligence of the owner it’s likely that you will be able to make a claim.

Medical Negligence

We can help you seek compensation if you have suffered injury as a result of a medical opinion or procedure that was or went wrong. Very strict time limits apply in these matters.

Superannuation Claims

If injured at work, you may also be able to make a claim through your superannuation account.

Product Liability

If you suffer an injury as a result of some goods or products which you feel may have been the fault of the manufacturer or distributor, you may be entitled to compensation.

Articles by Kate

Injured Overseas? How Do I Make a Compensation Claim in New South Wales?

There’s a lot to think about before setting off on a foreign holiday. We’ve got to make sure we have our airline tickets, passports, visas and so forth. We’ve got to arrange transport to and from the airport. We’ve got to find someone to look after our homes and pets and then we’ve got to… Read More »Injured Overseas? How Do I Make a Compensation Claim in New South Wales?

Slip and Fall? How Much Compensation Can I Claim in NSW?

Slip and fall incidents can result in serious injuries. Victims often sustain head injuries, broken bones, back and neck injuries, and more. Depending on the severity of their injury, a victim may require extensive medical treatment and face a long recovery. During this time they may be unable to work, compounding financial and emotional stress.… Read More »Slip and Fall? How Much Compensation Can I Claim in NSW?

How to Best Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer to Handle Your Claim

Life is unpredictable and unexpected injuries can occur resulting in the need to engage a personal injury lawyer. Retaining a personal injury lawyer is an extremely important decision which often needs to be made in very stressful circumstances. Most personal injury lawyers in New South Wales offer a free initial consultation for prospective clients in… Read More »How to Best Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer to Handle Your Claim