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Kirsty is experienced in all aspects of housing management law, with a particular interest in ASB, dealing on a daily basis with injunctions, possession claims, and committal proceedings. Being Higher Rights qualified Kirsty regularly (and successfully) represents clients in court, undertaking her own advocacy and providing clients with a seamless service from instruction to trial, and saving them thousands in counsel fees. Kirsty is a regular and familiar face in courts across the region.
Kirsty has developed a national reputation as an expert on using legal tools to tackle gang activity and was responsible for obtaining gang injunctions in Salford in recent years. The widely publicised action resulted in a Divisional Commander’s Award from GMP. Due to her expertise Kirsty is recognised nationally as a ‘go to’ expert regarding policy aimed at tackling gang activity. She is also appraoched regularly by the national media to comment on the issue.
Kirsty has been the convener of the local government North West Practitioners’ Anti-Social Behaviour Special Interest Group for a number of years and is a member of Manchester County Court User Group and a member of Social Landlords Nuisance Group.
Kirsty demonstrates ‘thought leadership’ outside the firm, speaking regularly at high-profile conferences and seminars, and contributing to articles in the housing and legal press. Kirsty is also a 'go to' lawyer for the national media on stories relating to anti-social behaviour and has regularly contributed to BBC Radio. Kirsty has spoken at the Resolve Anti-social Behaviour National Conference, sharing best practice and assessing the effectiveness of a new civil injunction that came into force in 2015, and has also recently delivered legal seminars for CIHNW on tackling vexatious complainants.
Kirsty qualified in 2008 and joined Croftons from Salford City Council's legal team.