Kirsty Adamson

Paralegal in the Dispute Resolution Team

Kirsty is a Paralegal in our Dispute Resolution team where she works closely with Partner, John Wiblin, and Senior Solicitors, Nat Young and Lauren MacKenzie.

Kirsty takes a supportive role, handling cases for a wide variety of clients across all our areas of expertise, from personal disputes between neighbours and disputes over inheritance to complex corporate insolvency and commercial litigation.

Career

Kirsty graduated in 2018 with a first class degree in Law from London South Bank University. While at university, Kirsty threw herself into gaining practical work experience, completing a work placement at broadcasting and telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, and volunteering at the university’s Legal Advice Clinic.

Kirsty started her legal career at a property litigation firm where she worked on a diverse range of cases, including lease forfeitures and  the recovery of service charges and ground rent.

In March 2021, Kirsty joined Longmores as a Paralegal in the Dispute Resolution Team. She is also due to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC (LLM)) from BPP University in early 2022.

Expertise

Kirsty supports our qualified lawyers in their areas of specialism which cover all types of personal and commercial disputes. Her expertise includes:

  • Supporting our Head of Dispute Resolution, John Wiblin, with a wide range of commercial disputes, such as:
    • Shareholder and partnership disputes, theft and misuse of commercially confidential information
    • Breach of fiduciary duty
    • Commercial contract disputes
    • Copyright and trademark infringements
  • Supporting our Senior Solicitor, Nat Young, in personal and corporate insolvency cases, such as:
    • Bringing and defending claims on behalf of insolvency practitioners
    • Bankruptcy and winding up petitions
    • Annulment applications and disputes with trustees in bankruptcy
  • Supporting our Senior Solicitor, Lauren MacKenzie, in contentious probate cases.

One of the highlights of Kirsty’s career so far includes advising on a neighbour dispute involving data privacy issues where she played a major role in preparing court bundles and attending hearings alongside the client’s barrister.

Kirsty always aims to take a personable approach, building a one-to-one rapport with her clients and making sure that they always have the information they need to make confident decisions about the way forward in their dispute. Her clients can always trust that they will be kept up to date on their case, no matter how slight the updates.

Community

While studying Law at London South Bank University, Kirsty volunteered at the Legal Advice Clinic. She provided a friendly service and free legal advice on all sorts of issues which can be very worrying to individuals, including family law, housing, welfare and consumer rights issues.

While at BPP, Kirsty contributed to LEASE Case Studies in conjunction with the Leasehold Advisory Service. Kirsty’s role involved preparing tribunal case summaries for publication online to help inform leaseholders about their legal rights.

Personal interests

Kirsty loves to travel, and Croatia is next on her hit list.