Kirsty practices exclusively in family law and undertakes a full range of public law cases, private children work and applications for financial remedy.
Kirsty is regularly instructed in cases of a complex nature and has extensive experience in fact finding hearings involving allegations of the utmost severity. Kirsty represents local authorities, parents, interveners and children in cases involving:
• Death of a child
• Suspected inflicted injury
• sexual abuse
• the death of a parent
• fabricated and induced illness cases
• placement of children abroad, relocation and child abduction
• committal proceedings
Kirsty has experience of cases involving issues on the Restriction and Deprivation of Liberty.
Kirsty has been led and undertakes cases in which she appears against Queen’s Counsel in her own right.
Private law children
In private law Kirsty is instructed in all aspects of disputes including enforcement and is accustomed to dealing with relocation cases and complicated cases of parental alienation. Kirsty is often instructed in the most complex cases where the child is separately represented.
In matrimonial proceedings Kirsty is regularly instructed in high net worth cases including those involving substantial business assets, inherited wealth and trusts.
Further experience and positions held:
Kirsty was previously a visiting lecturer at the University of Birmingham.
Kirsty was previously the treasurer for the Midlands FLBA.
Kirsty regularly speaks at seminars and chambers events on a variety of family law topics.
“Very intelligent.” “She provides efficient and incredibly effective advice in children cases. Her preparation is outstanding and she is a fearless advocate.”
Chambers UK 2019
“She remains calm under pressure”
Legal 500 2019
“A real rising star, Kirsty is patient with her clients and communicates well.” “She is extremely prepared and thorough, gets on well with clients and always fights for them.”
Chambers UK 2017
“Her client skills are definitely her key strength. She is like a chameleon, she can tailor her knowledge and abilities to relate to clients and their needs.” “She is exceptional in her preparation, very personable and has a very warm character which is important for the client. She goes the extra mile.”
Chambers UK 2016
Quickly building a reputation in the public law children arena, regularly receiving instructions in cases involving allegations of injury, abuse or the death of a parent. She is singled out by peers for her empathetic manner with emotional clients. “She has got flair and goes the extra mile.” “She has been terrific in terms of client skills.”
Chambers UK 2015
A Local Authority v JA and others (ZK and another intervening)  EWFC 62
Re K and H (Children)  EWCA Civ 543
Walsall MBC v K  EWHC 3192 Family Division, Holman J
LLB (Hons) University of Leeds
Scholar of Cynthia Terry Award for the BVC year, Gray’s Inn