Kirsty joined Shoosmiths in May 2019 as an Associate.
Kirsty has strong experience in all aspects of family law. She has particular interest in family cases involving an international element. Kirsty worked as an Attorney overseas in the Cayman Islands for a number of years and has a particular insight into dynamics of expatriate families and offshore arrangements. She deals with complex children cases and high value financial matters. She is a member of Resolution and the Child Abduction Lawyers Association.
Kirsty has considerable experience advising family clients in cases which involve businesses, trusts, drafting and advising on nuptial agreements, and third party interests in land. She has experience in complex family issues such as post-separation accrual, legal cost allowances, jurisdictional forums, special contribution arguments and clients with catastrophic injury within divorce.
Her client base often includes leading individuals within offshore law firms, global investment banks, corporate services, world leading medical practitioners and multinational professional services networks.
Kirsty is committed to providing tailored solutions for her clients and considering alternative strategies. She is meticulous at problem solving and thinking outside the box. She is renowned for her ability to devise solutions to complex family disputes.
Kirsty has also lectured at BPP Law School and The Law Academy.
LLB in Law (Lancaster University)
Legal Practice Course (College of Law, Chester)
LLM in International Legal Practice (University of Law, Manchester)
2010 - Solicitor of England and Wales
2017 - Cayman Islands Bar Association (non-practicing)