Katherine was admitted to practice in 2006 and called to the Bar in 2019. 

Katherine’s areas of practice are public and commercial law.  Within these areas, she accepts briefs in specialised fields including administrative law; incorporated associations/clubs; contract; equity and trusts; migration and citizenship; professional regulation and sports law.  

Recent cases in which Katherine has appeared as counsel include:

  • Mailau v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2022] FCA 610 (unled)
  • NZYQ and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs (Migration) [2022] AATA 378 (unled)
  • Fu v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2022] FedCFamC2G 161 (unled)
  • Pavlis v Pavlis [2021] NSWSC 1117 (led)
  • TGWR v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2021] FCAFC 200 (unled)
  • Chandrasekaran v Commonwealth of Australia (No 3) [2020] FCA 1629; Chandrasekaran v Commonwealth of Australia [2021] FCA 481 and Chandrasekaran v Commonwealth of Australia [2021] NSWSC 1149 (unled)
  • BWO19 v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2020] FCAFC 181 (unled)
  • Feeney v Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice [2020] NSWCATAD 269 and Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice v Feeney [2021] NSWCATAP 139 (led)

Katherine is an Executive Member of the Law Council of Australia’s Federal Litigation & Dispute Resolution Section. 

Each year since 2016, Katherine has been named as one of the best lawyers in Australia in the categories of Government Practice and Immigration Law.  Katherine was recognised by Best Lawyers as the 2023 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award recipient for her work in Immigration Law in Sydney.

Katherine is enthusiastic about giving practical and timely advice that addresses the needs of her clients and about maximising efficiency through the innovative use of information technology.  She is also a passionate advocate for wellness and diversity at the Bar.

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KATHERINE HOOPER
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