Personal Injury Bar Association
LL.B (Hons), University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln's Inn)
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Kirsty has developed a strong practice in personal injury and clinical negligence. She undertakes advocacy and advisory work for claimants and defendants in relation to higher value and more complicated claims involving serious injury.
Kirsty has experience in a broad spectrum of areas including clinical negligence, fatal accident claims, employers’ liability, public liability, road traffic accidents, 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 and has also attended arbitration hearings particularly relating to arbitration relating to the MIB Untraced Drivers’ Agreements.
Kirsty is adept at dealing sensitively with Claimants in difficult situations and being able to explain complex issues in simple terms both in conference and in cross examination.
Kirsty also has extensive experience of costs litigation and undertakes work for both claimants and defendants. Kirsty’s knowledge of costs ensures that she can take a commercial approach to litigation and she 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 thorough approach, 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.
Miss Kirsty McKinlay is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Kirsty can be found here.
Kirsty’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Kirsty to undertake Court work and advisory work for a brief fee plus refresher fees. For advice, paperwork and conferences, this is most commonly charged at an hourly rate although fixed brief fees are available. Conditional Fee Agreements will be considered in cases with favourable prospects of success. Kirsty will typically return paperwork within 28 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.
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