Kristy Katavic

Kristy Katavic

Since commencing at the Bar in 2012, Kristy has enjoyed a vibrant practice across a range of areas doing what she loves, with a non-exclusive focus on government litigation. She has a peculiar fascination with planning and development matters. She welcomes the challenges thrown in her general practice and works hard to achieve results for her clients.

Kristy has finely tuned multi-tasking skills thanks to her young family.

Kristy was awarded Woman Barrister of the Year for 2018 by the ACT Women Lawyers Association.

In 2018, Kristy was recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Barrister in the ACT.

Called to the Bar
2012

Admission as a legal practitioner
2005

Graduate Diploma in Practical Legal Training
2005

Bachelor of Laws, University of Canberra
2004

Bachelor of Social Science, University of Canberra
2001

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Phone

02 6130 0556

Email

katavic@blackburnchambers.com.au

Practice areas

Appellate
Building and construction
Commercial law
Family provision claims
Inquests and inquiries
Public / Administrative law
Revenue and tax law
Town planning and development

Cases

  • BIJD v National Disability Insurance Agency. Administrative review of statement of participant supports, AAT, unled (2018)
  • Australian Pork Ltd v Commissioner for ACT Revenue. Administrative review of refusal of beneficial organisation determination for payroll tax exemption, charitable purpose, ACAT, led by P Walker SC (2018)
  • AB v Australian Capital Territory. Personal injury, liability of hospital for actions of a misbehaving patient and damages, ACTSC, led by G Stretton SC (2018)
  • BBMC v National Disability Insurance Agency. Administrative review of failure to satisfy access criteria, AAT, unled (2018)
  • Palmer v Registrar General Land Titles. Application to have register corrected by removing Australian representative of foreign trustee in bankruptcy and replacing with a foreign trustee, ACTSC, unled (2017)
  • Noah’s Ark Resource Centre v ACTPLA and Administrative review of a development approval (childcare centre), ACAT, unled (2018)
  • FANDS (ACT) Pty Ltd v Commissioner for ACT Revenue. Administrative review of reassessment of rates and redetermination of unimproved land (Braddon), ACAT, led by C Erskine SC (2017)
  • Morozow v ACT Planning and Land Authority and Sirocco (ACT) Pty Administrative review of development approval (hotel), ACAT, led by P Walker SC (2017)
  • Cervo and Cervo v Kingsley’s Pty Ltd. Commercial leasing dispute, ACTMC, led by P Walker SC (2017)
  • Liangis Investments Pty Ltd v Conservator of Flora and Fauna. Administrative review of decisions regarding registration and removal of a registered tree, ACAT, led by P Walker SC (2016/17)
  • Charter Hall Reit and Sladic v ACT Planning and Land Authority and Ors. Administrative review of development approval (supermarket, mixed use, residential), ACAT, led by P Walker SC (2016)
  • John XXIII College v ACT Commissioner for ACT Revenue. Administrative review of a decision regarding concessional duty for a ‘charitable organisation’, ACAT, unled (2016)
  • Howes v Comcare (No.3). Appeal from AAT decision denying entitlement to compensation for medical treatment, FCA, unled (2016)
  • Comcare v Muir. Appeal from AAT accepting liability for compensation, FCA, unled (2016)
  • Glass v ACT Planning and Land Authority and Goodwin Aged Care. Administrative review of development approval (aged care facility), ACAT, led by C Erskine SC (2016)
  • Howes v Comcare. Appeal from AAT decision denying entitlement to compensation for medical treatment, FCA, unled (2015)
  • The Institute of Engineers Australia v Commissioner for ACT Revenue. Administrative review of decision refusing extension of time to object to payroll tax assessment for a ‘charitable organisation’, ACAT, unled (2015)
  • Koundouris v Construction Occupations Registrar. Administrative review of rectification order, ACAT, led by C Erskine SC (2015)
  • Marsh v Australian Capital Territory. Judicial review of cancellation of parole, ACTSC, unled (2014)
  • ACT Planning and Land Authority v Temple. Appeal from ACAT decision on controlled activity, ACTSC, unled (2014)
  • DPP v Martin J and Ors. Judicial review of Martin J Inquiry into the conviction of David Eastman, ACTSC (Full Court), led by P Hanks QC (2013)
  • Coutts v Assistant Commissioner for the Australian Federal Police. Judicial review of termination of employment, FCA, led by F J Purnell SC (2013)
  • Commissioner for ACT Revenue v Araghi and Dorsett. Stamp duty appeal on construction of contracts, ACTCA, led by A H Slater QC (2013)
  • Animal Liberation and Australian Society for Kangaroos v ACT Conservator of Flora and Administrative review of licence, ACAT, unled (2013)
  • Mont Adventure Equipment v Majek Nominees. Commercial leasing dispute, Magistrates Court, unled (2013)
  • Coronial inquiry into the Diamant Hotel Fire. Coronial, led by D Higgs SC (2012)
  • Various appearances for Comcare
  • Various land tax matters appearing for Commissioner for ACT Revenue
  • Various regulatory matters appearing for Construction Occupations Registrar, Roads and Traffic Authority, and Domestic Animal Services.