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Kathryn Townsend


Essential Info

Location: Brisbane
Joined: 2017

Practice Area(s)
  • Asbestos and Dust Diseases
Memberships and Associations
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

Kathryn Townsend

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Kathryn Townsend is a specialist Abuse Law and Dust Diseases litigator at Shine Lawyers.

Kathryn assists clients who have suffered injury and loss through sexual abuse and exposure to toxic substances, including silica and asbestos. Kathryn’s clients come to her at their lowest ebb, many with life threatening illnesses and severe psychiatric conditions as a consequence of their toxic exposure or abuse. Kathryn works tirelessly to protect the rights of her clients and secure just compensation for the injuries they have sustained.

Kathryn has experience in jurisdictions across Australia, including Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. She has assisted with and directly achieved just outcomes for clients against schools, government institutions, rehab facilities, employers and manufacturers of toxic products.

Kathryn takes on challenging and novel cases and is regularly involved in pioneering litigation. She has been heavily involved in securing compensation for stonemasons suffering from silicosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s Syndrome and other conditions arising from exposure to dust from engineered stone benchtops. Kathryn goes above and beyond the call of duty and has lobbied governments across Australia to implement safe work practices for within the stonemasonry industry.

To find out more about Kathryn and how she can help you, contact our Brisbane branch.

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