“I was just reflecting on how caring and helpful you have been to us. It is not often you come across people with such qualities and we thank you for that and the help you have given us, especially getting us through this.”

A Client

Kirsty is a Senior Associate in the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury department.

Kirsty has a varied caseload of clinical negligence and personal injury matters. Her clinical negligence practice includes adult and child brain injury cases, as well as failure to diagnose cancer, negligence resulting in loss of sight, gynaecological and cauda equina claims. Kirsty also has experience of Inquests. Kirsty’s personal injury work focuses on serious and fatal claims. 

Kirsty recognises that for many clients, understanding what happened is as important as monetary compensation and Kirsty tailors her approach to her client’s needs. Kirsty’s clients have praised her hard work and caring approach.

Kirsty is passionate about increasing understanding between doctors and lawyers around common mistakes leading to a clinical negligence claims and she has worked closely with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management for the last two years to achieve this.

After reading Law at the University of Sheffield, Kirsty completed the Legal Practice Course before qualifying in 2010. She joined Kingsley Napley in July 2012.

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"Kingsley Napley very graciously took on the investigation of my clinical negligence claim even against a very uncertain outcome.  Throughout the entire process, they did their utmost to ensure I understood every aspect of my claim, and they handled everything with respect and compassion.  I felt grateful to be in the hands of such experienced, knowledgeable and understanding solicitors"

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