Carina accepts briefs in all areas of personal injury law, including WorkCover and TAC matters (both common law and statutory benefits); medical negligence; public liability; and institutional abuse. She advises and prepares paperwork in all of these areas, and accepts briefs for mediations and settlement conferences. She regularly appears alone on interlocutory applications and statutory benefits disputes, and regularly appears as a junior in common law damages trials, serious injury applications, judicial review proceedings, and civil appeals before the Court of Appeal.
Before coming to the Bar, Carina was Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Keogh in the Supreme Court of Victoria. She had previously held positions as a Research Associate and as Associate to the Honourable Justices Redlich and Tate in the Court of Appeal, and as class actions legal officer and research assistant in the Court’s Common Law Division, where she worked under the supervision of Justices J Forrest and John Dixon.
Carina has assisted some of Victoria’s most disadvantaged people through her work as a solicitor in Victoria Legal Aid’s civil justice and summary crime divisions. She has significant experience appearing before the Mental Health Tribunal on behalf of involuntary inpatients, and as a duty lawyer briefed by Victoria Legal Aid in residential tenancies, guardianship and administration, and infringements matters.
Carina holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (both with First Class Honours) from Monash University. She is a member of the Common Law Bar Association, the Compensation Bar Association, and the Women Barristers’ Association.
Carina read with Maria Pilipasidis, and her senior mentor is Bernard Quinn QC.
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