Kirsty McKinlay

Kirsty McKinlay

Year of call:

2001, Lincoln's Inn

Contact:

Kirsty McKinlay

Associations:

Personal Injury Bar Association

Education:

LL.B (Hons), University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln's Inn)

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Personal Injury
Insurance Fraud
Clinical Negligence
Costs Litigation
Travel Litigation

PROFILE

Kirsty has developed a strong practice in personal injury and clinical negligence. She undertakes advocacy and advisory work for claimants and defendants on the fast track and the multi track. Kirsty has experience in a broad spectrum of areas including clinical negligence, fatal accident claims, employers’ liability, industrial disease, road traffic accidents, tripping and slipping litigation, defective premises, travel litigation and insurance fraud.

Kirsty attends inquests in the role of advocate including those where an Article 2 wider investigation is required.

Kirsty’s clinical negligence practice has included cases involving gynaecology, ophthalmic practice, informed consent for surgery, unnecessary chemotherapy treatment, negligent prescribing, failure to monitor following epidural, failure to diagnose and delay in carrying out surgery. She is adept at dealing sensitively with clients in difficult situations and being able to explain complex issues in simple terms.

Kirsty’s insurance fraud practice involves a wide spectrum of different types of motor insurance fraud and she has experience in dealing with these matters comprehensively from the outset including advising in writing and in conference and drafting pleadings through to conducting trials and, where necessary, appeals.

Kirsty also has extensive experience of costs litigation and undertakes work for both claimants and defendants including advising in writing and in conference, attending detailed assessment hearings including at the SCCO and attending costs appeals.

Kirsty is frequently instructed in personal injury matters which have related costs issues on the basis that she can give tactical advice from the outset in respect of all issues. Kirsty is noted for her meticulous written work, detailed preparation and attention to detail. Kirsty endeavours to combine a professional attitude with a friendly and approachable style and is known for providing firm and clear advice.

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence – ranked Tier 1
“Very approachable, proactive, thorough and focused.”

Legal 500 2019


'A skilful cross-examiner.'

Legal 500, 2017


"She has excellent communication skills and is able to uncover the truth"

Legal 500, 2017


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