Kristen holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Sociology) from Victoria University. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. Kristen is admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.
Following admission to practice, Kristen worked exclusively in the areas of civil and succession law, mainly focusing on litigated matters, and matters relating to insolvency and estate disputes. Kristen has a passion for advocacy and has appeared in both State and Federal courts.
Kristen is now the Go To Court Lawyers’ State Civil Senior and the Succession Senior for Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Kristen has also developed a strong Criminal Law practice and has developed a wide skill base in advocacy and obtains great outcomes for her clients.
In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Ninja.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
Success Stories and Publications
Solicitor Kristen Moore represented a Pearcedale tow-truck driver who collected and hoarded cars that he "found" on the side of the road in a case that the Magistrate described as "unusual" and "remarkable".
The man was charged with theft after 31 stolen cars were found on a property where he had towed and dumped them after collecting them from various sites around Melbourne. In a highly unusual defence, the man alleged that he was of the view that the vehicles had been abandoned by their owners and that he was acting in the interests of the community by removing them free of charge. He did not attempt to profit by the removal of the vehicles, despite that some were late model vehicles in working condition, and this worked strongly in his favour when seeking the Court's clemency. Investigators found dozens of other vehicles on the property that had not been reported as stolen or could not be identified.
The Defendant was sentenced to a 12-month Community Corrections Order and must complete 150 hours of Community Service.
This case demonstrates how high-quality legal representation by a solicitor of Kristen Moore's caliber can assist to persuade the Court that leniency can be appropriate where the circumstances warrant it. In this case, the offender was under the mistaken belief that he was acting in accordance with the law, and the sentence reflected those facts. This successful outcome was made possible through the hard work and diligence shown by his GTC solicitor, Kristen Moore.
Our solicitor Kristen Moore represented a 21-year-old man at the Werribee Magistrates Court in relation to seven charges, including four charges of unlawful assault, one charge of recklessly causing injury, one charge of intentionally causing injury and one charge of making affray.
The case involved a dispute that erupted in a public space, whereby the client entered into an altercation with an unknown member of the public.
Our representation resulted in the police prosecution unit agreeing to withdraw the charges of unlawful assault and the charge of intentionally causing injury prior to the matter being heard in court. When the matter was heard in court, Ms Moore made submissions in relation to the remaining charges of affray and recklessly causing injury, paying particular attention to the age of her client and the support that he was receiving from his family to ensure that an incident of this nature would not occur again. Upon hearing Ms Moore’s submissions, the Court ordered that her client serve a one-year good behaviour bond.
This is a particularly good outcome, noting that the most serious of the charges initially faced by her client carried a maximum term of up to 10 years in prison.
This result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly, we paid careful attention to the age of the offender, and his actions to distance himself from similar offending since the incident and his prospects for the future.
This was assisted by our office ensuring that he had quality supporting documentation for the court and also paying particular attention to his instructions and the support being offered by his family, allowing our solicitor to convey her client’s situation to the court and persuade the court that further intervention from the justice system was not required.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Kristen Moore who will pay particular attention to her client’s circumstances, the actions that her clients have taken since the date of the offending, their family and social support structures so that the court is given a full picture of the circumstances of her client and attempt to persuade the court that further intervention is not required.