Kate has practised as an intellectual property lawyer since 1989, and is one of the foundation partners of Banki Haddock Fiora, established in 1995.
She has extensive experience advising collecting societies and publishers in relation to all aspects of their business, including in particular copyright and competition law. She provides advice on all aspects of copyright management and transactions relating to dealings with copyright properties. In particular, she has close experience of all aspects of the legal issues facing collecting societies, including under competition legislation.
Kate also conducts litigation and manages disputes and enforcement proceedings relating to copyright and competition and consumer laws, in particular in the music industry. She has extensive experience in the Copyright Tribunal of Australia. Her clients include collecting societies, publishers and other companies with creative interests.
Kate is a lay member of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance ethics panel, and a member of the management committee of the Copyright Society of Australia.
Since 2009, Kate has been included in the intellectual property section of the Best Lawyers of Australia list published by the Australian Financial Review.