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.
Kirsty is very measured in her approached and attentive to the concerns of the client and their needs. Extremely competent and a strong, skilled advocate.
Legal 500 2022
"Kirsty is reliably meticulous in her preparation, always ready to fight and provides clear advice to clients." "She holds her own in the biggest cases."
Chambers UK 2022
"Extremely efficient and always meticulously prepared. A strong and effective advocate." "She is extremely well organised, knowledgeable in her field and proactive."
Chambers UK 2021
"A calm, knowledgeable and skilful advocate with an eye for detail."
Legal 500 2021
“Kirsty Gallacher has strength and depth in both matrimonial finance and private law children matters.” “She’s extremely thorough in her preparation and extremely approachable.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Diligent, bright and hard working.”
Legal 500 2020
“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 Local Authority v AB, CD, EF, GH and IJ, and KL, MN, OP  EWFC 75
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