Kirsty LeedamPrincipal Associate
"I felt throughout the case, Kirsty was compassionate towards my personal situation and on many occasions was the 'voice of reason' to ensure I remained on track with proceedings. Kirsty's extensive knowledge, professionalism and above and beyond approach made me feel fully supported and that she always, 'had my back'. Kirsty worked tirelessly in communicating with the other side and also with the Barrister we appointed. Under very stressful personal and working circumstances, I do not know how I would have coped without her guidance."Anonymous Client
"Firstly, thank you again for yesterday, you were amazing and I was glad to have you on my side!"Anonymous Client
"I just wanted to say thank you for the support you have provided to the guys regarding the abduction of their children to Poland."Anonymous Client
"Thank you for the update. I am very happy with the service, it’s the best result that I could have wished for. Maybe things would have been different had I found you 3 years ago but nevertheless it’s the best result, thank you!"Anonymous Client
Kirsty has strong experience in all aspects of family law. She has a particular interest in family cases involving an international element.
Kirsty worked as an Attorney overseas in the Cayman Islands for a number of years and has a particular insight into the dynamics of expatriate families and offshore arrangements.
Kirsty regularly deals with complex children cases involving various issues such as parental alienation, coercive control, and domestic abuse.
She has considerable experience advising family clients in cases which involve businesses, trusts, drafting and advising on nuptial agreements, and third party interests in land. She also has experience in complex family issues such as post-separation accrual, legal cost allowances, jurisdictional forums, special contribution arguments and clients with catastrophic injury within divorce.
Kirsty has worked on several cases dealing with legal issues surrounding family arrangements for the wider LGBTQ+ community.
Her client base often includes leading individuals within offshore law firms, global investment banks, corporate services, world-leading medical practitioners and multinational professional services networks.
Kirsty is committed to providing tailored solutions for her clients and considering alternative strategies. She is meticulous at problem solving and thinking outside the box. She is renowned for her ability to devise solutions to complex family disputes.
Kirsty is a member of Resolution and the Child Abduction Lawyers Association.
Kirsty is part of the winning team named Family Law Firm of the Year at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards.
Work and Insights
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