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Kathryn Townsend


Shine Lawyers Brisbane


“My clients and their families have their lives turned upside down and no one should be forced to endure what they suffer. I feel it’s my duty to fight for them and their families to try to provide financial security for the future.” 

Toxic exposure, silica and dust diseases

Kathryn has secured seven figure settlements for tradies cut down by diseases like silicosis, mesothelioma and auto-immune conditions. In her fight for justice, Kathryn has taken on multinational manufacturers of engineered stone, asbestos manufacturers and major mining corporations.  

Kathryn is one of the most formidable legal talents at Shine Lawyers.  

Her passion, drive and intricate understanding of the law make her an integral part of Shine’s Toxic exposure, silica and dust diseases team who are at the forefront of the fight for justice for workers suffering often terminal illnesses because of corporate greed.  

Kathryn has forged a reputation for delivering clients and their families the financial security they need when faced with a life altering diagnosis.  

On top of her litigation work, she is also heavily involved in efforts to lobby governments of all levels to ban engineered stone to bring an end to the unnecessary deaths of stonemasons across the country.

Get in touch today to book a no-obligation consultation with Kathryn or to find out more about how she can help you to right wrong.


  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Government and International Relations from Griffith University - both with First Class Honours

  • Admitted to practice in 2018

Memberships & associations

  • Queensland Law Society

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