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

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

Doyles Guide

  • Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2021;
  • Recommended Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2021;
  • Recommended Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2021;
  • Recommended Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Australia, 2020;
  • 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.

Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers for 2022 – 14th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Kate Henderson was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in the 14th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for her work in Medical Negligence, Sydney, Australia.

Best Lawyers 2022

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

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

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.

APAC Insider Legal Awards 2020

APAC Awards

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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

Current Legal Issues Pertaining to COVID-19

Incapacity and consent to COVID-19 vaccination There have been a number of cases dealt with by the Court of Protection (COP) in the United Kingdom concerning the issue of consent to COVID-19 vaccinations including the following cases:- Re E [2021] EWCOP 7; SD v RBKC [2021] EWCOP 14; and Re CR [2021] EWCOP 19. In the above… Read More »Current Legal Issues Pertaining to COVID-19

Limitation Periods: How They Might Affect Your Case

A key principle of law is that justice, where possible, should be swiftly administered. Justice delayed means that key elements of a case such as evidence and the recollections of the parties involved may not exist or may be unreliable by the time legal action is commenced. This is the reasoning behind limitation periods on… Read More »Limitation Periods: How They Might Affect Your Case

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?