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Kirstyn Burke, Associate

Kirstyn Burke

Associate

Scotland

Practice areas

  • Health and life sciences
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Public

Practice notes

Kirstyn is an Associate in our Litigation and Dispute Management Group and is part of the Public Investigations and Inquires team. Kirstyn qualified as a solicitor in September 2014 and joined Eversheds Sutherland in February 2019.

Kirstyn is currently acting for a core participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in which her involvement includes overseeing a large scale disclosure exercise, reviewing evidence and reporting to the client regarding the results of this ongoing review and the progress of the Inquiry.

Kirstyn has also acted for core participants in the Infected Blood Inquiry. Kirstyn was involved in various aspects of the Inquiry including advising clients in relation to the Inquiry process, analysing evidence, preparing witness statements, attending hearings across the UK, liaising with counsel, and reviewing expert evidence.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Kirstyn worked at another large international law firm, where she was part of a small team advising a non-statutory inquiry established by the UK government.

Kirstyn has experience of advising clients in relation to judicial review proceedings; representing clients in Fatal Accident Inquires; and appearing before regulatory tribunals. Kirstyn also has experience of advising clients in relation to disputes in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts in Scotland.

Before qualifying as a solicitor, Kirstyn worked as part of the secretariat for the Review of Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation in Scotland, an independent review commissioned by the Scottish Government chaired by Sheriff Principal James Taylor.