Kasia is special counsel in Gilbert + Tobin’s Disputes and Investigations group.

    Kasia specialises in commercial disputes and investigations, with a focus on regulatory matters, financial services litigation and class actions. Kasia has acted for all major ASX listed banks and other financiers on various regulatory investigations as well as a range of general financial services litigation matters. She has also acted for major corporations, insolvency practitioners and private clients in a range of areas and different jurisdictions. Additionally, Kasia has royal commissions experience, including acting for Westpac (and its various divisions) in its appearances before the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industries. She has extensive class actions experience, including cross border matters, on both consumer and shareholder class actions.

    Kasia has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) from the University of Adelaide. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. 

    Kasia's experience includes advising:

    • Nuix in relation to a shareholder class action commenced in the Supreme Court of Victoria concerning alleged disclosure issues during and following Nuix’s IPO in 2020 (initially three class action proceedings consolidated into one). Kasia also assisted with the related ASIC investigation and now Federal Court enforcement proceedings against Nuix in relation to similar issues.
    • Macquarie Bank in relation to a Victorian class action against it in relation to consumer auto-finance, with similar related class action proceedings instituted against ANZ and Westpac. The three matters have been listed together for trial from October to December 2024.
    • Patrick Stevedores in connection with proceedings brought against the Port of Melbourne in the Federal Court of Australia, alleging that the Port of Melbourne made misrepresentations about the future development of the Port before Patrick’s entry into two long-term leases causing Patrick to suffer loss and damage.
    • Westpac in relation to a US class action in relation to the bank bill swap reference rate (BBSW) based in New York.
    • TAL, an international insurance company, in relation to an ASIC investigation and proceedings regarding claims handling.
    • Westpac on its response to and appearances in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.