Kristen Moore, Senior Associate

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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

Family Violence Charges Withdrawn

Our solicitor Kristen Moore represented a 28-year-old male in the Magistrates Court of Victoria in relation to a number of family violence charges, including two charges of persistent breach of a family violence intervention order, unlawful assault and recklessly cause injury. The allegations arose from an alleged incident inside the family home that our client disputed.

Victoria Police were not agreeable to withdrawing the charges against our client and the matter was listed for a contested hearing.

Ms Moore made submissions to Victoria Police and prior to the date scheduled for the contested hearing again sought that the Prosecution withdraw the charges. The submissions sought to convey that the police did not have sufficient evidence to support the charges against our client. One week prior to the contested hearing, Prosecution contacted our office and advised that they would be withdrawing the charges against our client. Ms Moore than attended at the Magistrates Court with our client and the charges against our client were formally withdrawn.

That result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly, making strong representations to prosecution and Ms Moore ensuring that she was familiar with the evidence that the police claimed supported their case.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Kristen Moore who cares for her clients' circumstances, takes the time to familiarise herself with the evidence in her cases, develops a strong case theory and works hard to ensure the case is prepared and presented in a way that ensures the court gives full effect to every factor in a client’s favour.

Affray Charge Withdrawn

Our solicitor Kristen Moore represented a 55-year-old male relation to a charge of Affray at the Magistrates Court of Victoria in relation to a charge of Affray resulting from a fight involving multiple co-accused at a licenced premises.

Prior to the matter being heard, Ms Moore made representations to the prosecution seeking that that withdraw the charges against our client. The Prosecution indicated that they were not agreeable to withdrawing the charge on the basis that they considered that CCTV footage of the incident supported their case.

Ms Moore then attended court and engaged in further conferences with the Prosecution, asking them to review the CCTV footage in her presence and enable Ms Moore to illustrate the Defence position that the charges did not have merit. The Prosecution ultimately agreed to withdraw the charge against our client.

That result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly, making representations to prosecution and Ms Moore ensuring that she was familiar with the evidence and the Defence case theory, which enable Ms Moore to illustrate the weaknesses in the case to the Prosecution.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Kristen Moore who cares for her clients' circumstances, takes the time to familiarise herself with the evidence, develops a strong case theory and will work hard to ensure the case is prepared and presented in a way that ensures the court gives full effect to every factor in a client’s favour.

Fine Without Conviction For Multiple Indictable Offences

Our solicitor Kristen Moore represented a 35-year-old male at the Magistrates Court of Victoria in relation to seven charges including recklessly causing injury, making threats to kill, criminal damage, false imprisonment, unlawful assault and having possession of drugs and a controlled weapon without lawful excuse.

Prior to the matter being heard, Ms Moore made representations to the prosecution that resulted in the withdrawal of the charges of recklessly causing injury, making threats to kill, criminal damage and false imprisonment.

Ms Moore then attended court and entered a plea on behalf of our client to the remaining charges. Her representation resulted in the court imposing a financial penalty without conviction despite our client having priors for similar offending. That result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly and making representations to prosecution which resulted in the most serious charges being withdrawn. In preparing for the plea, Ms Moore paid careful attention to our client’s personal circumstances and collected a large amount of evidence in support of her submission that the client had made significant changes to his life, which would act as protective factors against re-offending.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Kristen Moore who cares for her clients' circumstances and will work hard to ensure their case is prepared and presented in a way that ensures the court gives full effect to every factor in a client’s favour.

Good Behaviour Bond for Dangerous Driving Causing Serious Injury

Our solicitor, Kristen Moore, represented a 58-year-old man at the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates Court on 7 September 2018 in relation to the charge of dangerous driving causing serious injury. This charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

The client had received charges for an array of offences including negligently causing serious injury (which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and minimum licence loss of 2 years). Through negotiation with the prosecution, Ms Moore was able to have multiple serious charges withdrawn and the matter was able to be finalised as a plea to a single charge.

Our client had failed to stop at an intersection and collided with another vehicle. The vehicles were traveling at a high speed on an unlit county road. A person in the other vehicle suffered multiple injuries to her body that required her to be airlifted from the scene.

Our client had shown significant remorse after the incident, apologising to the victim as well as writing a card to her prior to receiving charges for the matter.

Our representation resulted in the court making an order of a good behaviour bond for a period of two years, that our client be disqualified from driving for 18 months (the prescribed minimum loss of licence period), and that he complete a drivers education program within the next two years. Our client was also ordered to pay a sum of $1,000.00 to the court fund.

This result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly. We paid careful attention to our client’s personal circumstances and collected character references in support of our submission that he was an otherwise good person who had made an unfortunate mistake.

We relied on a psychological assessment of our client to show that he had taken full responsibility for his offending, that there were protective factors against him reoffending and that there was little risk of him experiencing further involvement in the criminal justice system.

This case illustrates the pivotal importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Kristen More who shows compassion for her clients' circumstances and will work hard to ensure their cases are prepared and presented in a way that ensures the court considers every factor in the client’s favour.

Community Work Ordered for Intentionally Cause Injury

Our solicitor Kristen Moore represented a 29-year-old female at the Geelong Magistrates’ Court on 16 May 2018 in relation to a charge of intentionally causing injury.

Following a series of family disputes on the day of the offending, our client had allegedly cut a person in the face with a knife. The victim required stitches and was left with permanent scarring.

As a result of the injuries sustained, there was a high possibility of our client receiving a custodial sentence. However, our representation resulted in the Court imposing a two-year corrections order, which required our client to complete unpaid community work.

The result was achieved by Ms Moore preparing the case thoroughly, paying careful attention to her client’s personal circumstances, and collecting evidence that the client was otherwise a person of good character who was genuinely remorseful and horrified by her actions.

Ms Moore demonstrated to the Court that our client was not thinking rationally or clearly at the time of the events and that her history did not indicate a pattern of violent behaviour. Ms Moore submitted that all sentencing objectives could be achieved through the making of a community corrections order and that a term of imprisonment was not necessary.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor with strong advocacy skills like Kristen Moore who is dedicated to her clients and will work hard to ensure their case is prepared and presented in a way that ensures the Court gives full effect to every factor in a client’s favour.

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