Professional information

  • 2021 to date: Standing junior counsel to the Office of the Advocate General
  • July 2017: Admitted to the Faculty of Advocates
  • 2016–July 2017: Devil at the Faculty of Advocates
  • July 2013–2016: Solicitor, Professional Indemnity Litigation, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
  • 2015 – Present: Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2011–2013: Trainee Solicitor, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
  • 2010–2018: Delict Tutor (Edinburgh University)
  • 2010 – 2012: Company Law Tutor (Edinburgh University


  • Almira Delibegović-Broome, Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen, Thomas Ross 2016 – 2017


  • 2010 – 2011: Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh
  • 2008 – 2010: LLB in Law (with Distinction), University of Edinburgh
  • 2004 – 2008: MA (Hons) Ancient History, University of St Andrews


  • 2008 – 2009: Thow Scholarship for Contract, Delict and Unjustified Enrichment (Edinburgh University)
  • 2009 – 2010: Sheriff T P Macdonald QC Memorial Prize (Edinburgh University)
  • 2009 – 2010: Senior Lexis Nexis Mooting Competition (Edinburgh University)
  • 2008 – 2011: President of the Edinburgh University Law School Music Society
  • 2010 – 2011: Treasurer of the Edinburgh University Mooting Society
  • 2010 – 2011: Alexander Stone Mooting Competition (Edinburgh University)
Professional experience

Kirsty specialises in professional negligence and construction. With over 5 years of experience at the Bar, together with five years as a solicitor, Kirsty regularly appears in the Sheriff Courts, the Court of Session, the Commercial Court in the Court of Session and in front of various Disciplinary Boards. Kirsty has been identified by Chambers and Partners as an up and coming junior and acts for a range of clients in the construction industry, together with a wide range of other professional firms including solicitors, accountants and surveyors. Kirsty is also a standing junior to the Office of the Advocate General.

Notable cases

Kirsty is best known for her work in professional negligence, with a particular interest in construction.Kirsty also has experience in insurance law, product liability and planning law.

  • Lachlan MacDonald v Clydesdale Bank Plc [2017] SC EDIN 65
  • Stirling Developments Limited v Gracewell Holdings Limited and Another [2019] CSOH 69
  • Our Generation Limited v Aberdeen City Council [2019] CSIH 42
  • Apex Resources Limited v Caval Limited [2021] CSOH 40
  • Mayfly GWR Offshore Containers Industria E Comercio LTDA v Swire Oilfield Services Do Brasil LTDA [2022] CSOH 26
  • Chambers UK Bar – Recommended as an up-and-coming junior in Professional Negligence
Select publications
  • Protective Expenses Orders Scotland
  • Gone with the wind
  • Local review bodies must adopt de novo approach confirms Inner House
  • (Co-authored) Sustainability of the UK Valuation Profession