Katie Ashby-Koppens is part of Thomson Geer’s Projects & Construction team.
She is a solicitor with more than 16 years’ experience in construction and commercial litigation on both sides of the Tasman. Her skill set is to resolve disputes (of any size) as quickly and succinctly as possible. However, where that is not possible, she relishes the opportunity to work closely with clients to seek the best and most favourable resolution.
Katie has a wide range of clients from the state, to state owned power companies, to private construction companies.
Katie is passionate about large matters and enjoys running them with limited resources utilising technology, tools and strong relationships. Katie has a large range of contacts and a breadth of industry knowledge that gives her an upper hand in assisting clients with both front end and litigious work.
Katie Ashby-Koppens’s relevant experience includes:
- Tedra Australia (Grupo ACS) – Acting on behalf of the head contractor in relation to disputes arising out of the design and construction of two significant water treatment plants in Melbourne.
- Acting for Launceston City Council in relation to a statutory mandated arbitration with TasWater concerning the appropriate charge to be applied for the operation, maintenance and renewal of Launceston City Council’s combined water and sewerage system. The matter involves complex engineering, accounting and regulatory issues.
- Acting for the Department of Health in the Peters – Hepatitis C class action where the Department was joined by the insurer. The matter was resolved very favourably for the class members and the Department of Health.