Kate Gill-Herdman

Special Counsel



Kate is an experienced legal practitioner who specialises in investigations and public inquiries, and responsible business and ESG issues. She works with corporate and public sector clients to navigate complex and sensitive issues including supply chain investigations, greenwashing allegations and responsibilities under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Kate has acted in many of Australia’s significant public inquiries including the current Melbourne Water Review and Parliamentary Inquiry into the 2022 Flood Event in Victoria. She has also previously acted in the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence, the Victorian Hotel Quarantine Board of Inquiry, the Victorian Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants, the Financial Services Royal Commission and the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. She is also an experienced litigator and has acted for public and private sector clients across class actions and commercial disputes.

Kate is a member of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia and its human rights working group.