Karen Vernon


D   08 9220 0444
0407 448 336
E   kvernon@francisburt.com.au

Year of election to the Bar:
2005

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Areas of practice

Civil

Commercial
Appeals
Bankruptcy
Building and construction
Consumer protection law
Contractual disputes
Corporate insolvency
Corporations law
Insurance
Landlord and tenant
Professional liability
Restraint of trade
Trusts

Industrial and employment
Employment contracts and restraint of trade
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights  
Public sector appeals

Torts
Professional negligence
 

Criminal

State offences
Crimes against the person
Drugs
Financial crime
Fraud
Juvenile justice
Money laundering  
White collar and corporate crime

Commissions and other inquiries  
Crime and corruption commission
Australian crime authority

Commonwealth offences
Crimes against the person  
Drugs
Financial crime  
Fraud
Juvenile justice
Money laundering  
Trafficking
White collar and corporate crime

Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety
Environmental and planning offences
 

Public

Public and administrative
Civil and human rights
Disciplinary proceedings
Judicial review and administrative law
 

Succession

Wills and estates
Guardianship
Contested probate

 

Profile

Karen Vernon has a truly diverse practice, from commercial litigation to criminal law, industrial relations to insurance, professional regulation to probate and some interesting areas in between.  

Prior to joining the Bar in 2005, Karen worked mainly in private practice in Perth, although she was employed as a prosecutor in the corporations branch of the Commonwealth DPP between 2004 and 2005, after returning from a stint working in London between 2003 and 2004.

Clients describe Karen as dedicated, hardworking, efficient and straight-talking, with a focus on thinking commercially and laterally to achieve the best outcome for her clients.

 

Qualifications

Date of admission:
1995 (WA), 2004 (England & Wales)

Qualifications: BA(Hons), LLB, GAICD

 

 

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