Qualification(s): BA(Communications)/LLB(First class Hons)
Kara Hill is a class actions Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Sydney office.
Kara has worked on a number of Maurice Blackburn's class actions and social justice cases including the:
- Radio Rentals class action which achieved $29 million in compensation for almost 50,000 customers;
- Grand Western Lodge class action which achieved more than $4 million compensation for 50 people with disabilities who were allegedly assaulted, falsely imprisoned or suffered financial losses while they were residents of Grand Western Lodge; and
- Bellamy's shareholder class action which settled in principal in November for $49.7 million.
Kara achieved first class honours in her law degree at UTS and began her career with the firm as a paralegal while completing her studies. She began in the class actions team in 2013 and completed the graduate lawyer program in 2015. During her time as a graduate lawyer she also gained experience in employment and industrial law, acting for underpaid 7-Eleven workers. Kara has volunteered at Redfern Legal Centre, Marrickville Legal Centre and the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service.
Kara is a strong believer in using her legal education and experience to expose injustice and secure compensation for people affected by unlawful conduct.
“I have always been attracted to the areas of law that can tackle the inequality between consumers and businesses, and citizens and governments,” Kara says.
“In my interactions with clients I always have a compassionate approach to meeting their special needs and keeping their best interests in mind. Our clients frequently have complex and urgent legal issues, which require a mix of individualised attention and problem solving skills in order to build relationships with and resolve their issues.”
“Practicing law in class actions allows me to make a genuine difference in people’s lives by ensuring governments and businesses are held accountable for their actions.”
Accreditations & memberships
- Law Society of NSW member
- Australian Lawyers for Human Rights member
- Maurice Blackburn Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders Rights Committee member
- Maurice Blackburn Women's Network member