Kate Bishop

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2019-09-26 at 03:35:50

Kate is an Associate Director at Culshaw Miller Lawyers. She completed a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice at Flinders University and was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia in October 2011. In February 2012 Kate was admitted as a solicitor in the High Court of Australia.

Kate practices solely in the area of family law offering advice on a broad spectrum of Family Law areas.  Kate combines her experience of family law and family dynamics with empathy and a pragmatic approach to resolving matters and achieving effective solutions. She provides practical and realistic advice to clients and ensures they are aware of all possible options and outcomes at every stage of their matter.

Whilst Kate’s practice is considerably focussed on property settlements and children’s matters, Kate takes a specific interest in Surrogacy matters and alternate family formations.

Kate has acted for both intended parents and potential surrogates in a number of altruistic surrogacy matters. From those matters, a number of children have been born and Kate takes great pride in having played a part in helping form those families.


There are thousands with health or fertility issues or a lack of the necessary anatomy that might once have prevented them raising a genetically connected child. Not anymore. When Film-maker and activist Lance Black and Tom Daley announced they were going to be dads via surrogacy in the UK press, there had been mixed reactions. […]

In my capacity as an expert on cross-border surrogacy globally, I was invited to an International Forum In Cambridge, UK on 29-30 June this year. Experts were weighted towards lawyers and non-profits from the UK, US & Australia, with reasonable representation from Switzerland,  China, Hong Kong, South Africa & New Zealand and much smaller representation of […]

How ‘twinning’ Facebook emojis connected a couple to their surrogate When Mark and David began their surrogacy search, they had no idea something as simple as a Facebook comment could lead them to their dream of starting a family. For many couples and individuals who find themselves in need of a surrogate, it can be […]