Christien Corns

Name: Christien Corns

Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons)

Title: Partner

Organisation: K&L Gates

State: Victoria

Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Expert Determination


I am a Partner at K&L Gates with  significant experience in insurance, professional indemnity, public liability, large estate litigation and complex commercial disputes. I also regularly advise and act for clients in defamation and related media issues.

I have recently acted for and advised clients  in a range of defamation and media related matters for individuals and  entities including large Australian companies and high-profile individuals.  Most recently, I have acted for Crown Melbourne Limited (Crown Casino), Esso  Australia Pty Ltd and Westpac General Insurance defending significant  personal injury matters. I also have a specialist practice focussed on public  liability and professional indemnity litigation.

●        Media and Communications Committee  of the Australian Law Council

●        member, Australian Insurance Law  Association

●        member, Australia & New Zealand Sports Law Association

●        member, Law Institute of Victoria

Personal Comment

I am passionate about helping people and  companies resolve disputes so they can focus their energies on positive  pursuits.  

Immediation Area(s) of Expertise

Banking and Finance (Insurance), Common law  and professional regulation (Negligence, Personal injury, Professional  negligence, Torts), Corporate and commercial (Consumer credit, Consumer protection, Contracts, Corporations, Directors’ duties, Energy resources  mining, Joint Ventures, Misleading and deceptive conduct/fraud, Partnership,  Product liability, Shareholder remedies, Sport), Government and administrative law (Civil liabilities, Freedom of Information (FOI),, Privacy), Intellectual property, Information technology and media (Defamation, Media and entertainment), Property, construction, environment, oil, gas and mining (Building and construction, Owners Corporation,  Property), Wills, estates and charities (Charities, Equity, Family  provisions, Guardianship, Trusts, Wills estates probate and administration)