Kirsty joined The Family Law Company in August 2012 and became a Director of the firm in April 2019. Prior to joining, she worked at another well respected Plymouth firm where she furthered her experience in acting for children and parents in children matters.

Kirsty specialises in the law relating to children and has been a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel since 2008. She has expertise in dealing with complex cases involving injuries to children and has experience in taking cases up to the Court of Appeal. She is viewed by her clients as approachable and gives straightforward advice.

Outside of work, Kirsty loves to spend time walking her dog on the beaches of North Cornwall. As someone obsessed with finding the perfect cup of coffee, she believes that this only exists in Australia but remains on the quest that this can be found in the South West.

Relevant Experience

  • Acting for children, parents and extended family members in care proceedings including complex cases of alleged non accidental injury.
  • Representing parents pre-proceedings with a range of difficulties including alcohol or drug addiction; mental health or a learning disability.
  • Representing children in complex private law disputes including taking cases to the Court of Appeal.


  • Highly Commended for Devon and Somerset Law Society award for Leader of the Year 2019