Ms Karina Plain

Karina Plain

Lawyer biography

Karina specialises in commercial and financial disputes and investigations. She has experience in advising private sector and government clients across a range of sectors in large-scale commercial disputes and complex regulatory and enforcement investigations, including anti-bribery and corruption matters. Karina is Australian qualified, having been admitted to practice in Victoria.



High Court waits for no lawyer
United Kingdom | 10 September 2019

An appeal was recently lost after an application for an oral hearing was made just two days late. The High Court's decision is a timely reminder of the strictness of court deadlines and of the importance of being upfront with the court which, on this occasion, was unwilling to forgive ambiguity as to whether the deadline had been met.

Should fraud unravel all? The Supreme Court thinks so
United Kingdom | 16 April 2019

According to a recent Supreme Court decision, if a claimant applies to have a judgment set aside due to fraud, they need not attempt to uncover that fraud before the judgment, even where it is suspected. The case indicates that fraud should unravel judgments in order to safeguard against injustices. Further, the court has made clear that innocent parties should not be burdened with an obligation to constantly keep their eyes peeled for acts of forgery.