Katie Innes

Legal Director
Business & Corporate


  • Business acquisitions and disposals
  • Corporations Law, Co-operatives Law and Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Law
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Privacy Law
  • Procurement & Tendering

Katie has practised in commercial and business law for more than 16 years. Katie provides expert advice to a range of clients including private companies, insolvency practitioners, industry bodies, co-operatives, and Commonwealth, State & Territory Governments. Her practice focus includes business structuring, procurement, contracting, corporate governance, intellectual property law, and privacy law.

In all transactions, Katie’s focus is on developing a detailed understanding of the project’s characteristics and risks to determine the appropriate contract structure and terms to ensure her client’s interests are protected, and the resulting contract is clear, efficient and effective.

Katie is an advisor to a number of industry bodies, providing advice on their corporate governance requirements and their role as accrediting agencies, particularly in relation to the preparation of their accreditation methodologies and internal decision review processes.

Katie regularly advises clients on the application of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Information Privacy Act 2014 (ACT) and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW), including advice on managing complaints of breach of privacy and notification of data breaches.

Katie was admitted to legal practice in the ACT in 2007 and joined Williams Love & Nicol Lawyers (the predecessor of BAL Lawyers) that same year as a solicitor. Katie was appointed Legal Director from 1 July 2023. In 2017, Katie gained her Business Law Specialist Accreditation from the NSW Law Society, and in 2023, Katie graduated from the AICD’s company directors course.

Katie currently sits on the Board of Focus ACT, a registered NDIS provider and charity dedicated to supporting people living with a disability to live their life.

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