Kirsty is a Senior Associate in the Regulation, Business Crime and Compliance team. She advises companies, directors and individuals on regulatory compliance across a range of areas including health and safety, food safety, weights and measures, underage sales, trading standards, product safety and fire safety. She has experience of large scale inquiries and inquests.
Kirsty is also an experienced licensing lawyer and provides expert advice on alcohol, late night refreshment, entertainment and gaming licensing.
Prior to joining Shoosmiths, Kirsty trained at Eversheds in 1992 before moving to niche licensing firm Poppleston Allen in 1998 and to Hammond Suddard Edge in 2001 before setting up her own practice in 2002 to attend licensing applications, interviews under caution and to conduct advocacy in regulatory criminal proceedings. Kirsty has appeared in most Magistrates’ Courts in England and Wales.
Taking a break from the law, Kirsty gained practical compliance experience as the Technical Manager for a producer of cooked and smoked poultry where she was responsible for all compliance matters for the company including HACCP, audits, health and safety, food labelling and fire safety. Kirsty then worked as a Compliance Officer in a school, as well as a Clerk to the Governing Body, extending her knowledge base to the education sector.
Kirsty has also been a School Governor, sat on the Scrutiny Board for Education at Solihull MBC and clerked a charity which supported local good causes.