Clerks and Staff  

Kate Conners - Kate took over as Senior Clerk following Ric's retirement on 30 November 2016.  Before coming to Howells' List, Kate was employed by another barristers' list.  Prior to that position, she was an Associate at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Before studying law, with two small children in tow, Kate was an Office Manager for a national law firm.  She has since gone on to further study, attaining both her GDLP and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources.  She was admitted to practice in 2009 and holds a current practising certificate.

Kate can be contacted on 9225 7871, 0457 333 436 or

Assistant Clerk and Office Manager

Kate Dugan - Kate joined us in July 2012 after having spent 25 years as practice manager of a successful Melbourne criminal firm.

Kate can be contacted on 9225 6807 or 0418 366227.
Her email address is:

Accounts Manager

Malav Upadhyay - Malav grew up in Gujarat, near Mumbai. He came to Australia in 2004 to study. He has a Masters in Accounting from Central Queensland University, Rockhampton.


Michael McKone - After many years in corporate reception, Michael joins us having worked in finance, IT and more recently for another clerking service.

He is eminently professional and always happy to be of assistance.


Geli Generoso - Assistant to Malav. Efficient and cheerful.


Lyle Ketchell - Deliveries and mail - nothing is too much trouble.

Accounts / Mail

Joanna Lill - a willing worker, also becoming an efficient telephonist/receptionist.