Professional Experience

Kirsty called to the Bar in 2017, having gained experience of commercial and insolvency law during her devilling year.

Prior to calling to the Bar, Kirsty worked as a solicitor at CMS Cameron McKenna in the professional indemnity and insurance litigation team in both Edinburgh and London.  Kirsty acquired a broad range of experience in professional liability representing a number of professionals including construction and engineering firms, accountants and surveyors.  Kirsty also worked on a number of planning cases, in particular Statutory Appeals involving wind turbines.  As a solicitor, Kirsty appeared in the Sheriff Court and instructed Counsel in a large number of Court of Session cases.

Kirsty has a particular interest in professional liability and works as a part time tutor in Delict at Edinburgh University. 

  • Case History

    Cases as a solicitor

    Carroll v Scottish Borders Council [2014] CSOH 6; Carroll v Scottish Borders Council [2014] CSOH 30; and Carroll v Scottish Borders Council [2015] CSIH 73 (instructing solicitor in planning appeals against the development of a wind farm)

    Acted in a variety of commercial litigations including IFA negligence claims, accountancy claims, construction industry negligence and breach of contract.

    Advised Insurers and Insureds on coverage disputes in respect of professional indemnity and D&O liability.

  • Appointments & Memberships

    2021: Standing Junior Counsel to the Advocate General for Scotland
    )2015 – Present: Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    2010 – Present: Part-time Tutor in Law, University of Edinburgh (Delict)
    2010–2012: Part-time Tutor in Law, University of Edinburgh (Company)

  • 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

  • Additional Information

    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 Career to date

Devil Masters: Almira Delibegović-Broome, Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen, Thomas Ross

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
2011–2013: Trainee Solicitor, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
2010–Present: Delict Tutor (Edinburgh University)      
2010 – 2012: Company Law Tutor (Edinburgh University)

Education & Professional Qualifications

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