Kate Sinclair


Kate joined PIAC’s Strategic Litigation team as a Solicitor in 2022. She is a proud Dharug woman and proudly queer. Her role has been supported by Moray & Agnew Lawyers.

Kate works on police accountability, challenging unlawful police conduct with a focus on the impact of police practices on First Nations people and improving conditions for people in prison. She jointly led PIAC’s campaign in support of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Kate advocates for reform to freedom of information laws and assisted on PIAC’s landmark test case challenging the use of handcuffs on people in immigration detention when attending medical appointments.

Before joining PIAC, Kate was a solicitor at Allens, spending time as Pro Bono Coordinator of the firm’s Sydney office. Kate was also Chairperson of Ngalaya, the peak body in NSW/ACT for First Nations lawyers and law students, where she served as Chairperson for over 3 years during a 7-year period on the organisation’s board. She was the Managing Editor of the University of New South Wales Law Society’s social justice publication, Court of Conscience. Kate started her legal career as a First Nations Cadet at Gilbert + Tobin.

Kate has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Politics from the University of New South Wales, and was admitted as a solicitor in 2020.

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