Kathryn Phillips

Kathryn (Kate) Phillips

Baker & McKenzie


Kate Phillips is a partner in the Environmental Markets team at Baker McKenzie, Melbourne. Kate began at Baker McKenzie as an articled clerk in 2001, and was admitted to practice in 2002. She worked in the Corporate Real Estate, Hotels Resorts and Tourism and Climate Change groups for two years. She rejoined the Firm in 2006 and now focuses on domestic and international environmental markets, renewable energy projects. Kate has also worked as counsel for CO2 Australia, where she worked in climate change, specifically in carbon sequestration. Kate advises and acts, on a pro bono basis, on behalf of Peter MacCallum Cancer Patients’ Legal Service. She is also a member of the Investor Group on Climate Change Policy Committee.

Practice Focus

Kate routinely advises clients in relation to renewable energy projects including wind and solar projects. She also advises on projects which avoid or sequester greenhouse gasses, under various market mechanisms, including the Voluntary Carbon Standard and the Australian Carbon Farming Initiative. Kate also advises clients in the Australian Agribusiness sector, including cattle grazing, forestry and orchard clients.


  • Victoria~Australia (2002)
  • High Court of Australia~Australia (2002)


  • Monash University (LL.B. Honors) (2000)
  • University of Melbourne (B.A.) (1996)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Sydney