Partner, Family

Kirstie Law

Kirstie is a partner in the Family department at Thomson Snell & Passmore.

Kirstie helps clients with all aspects of family work. She is a qualified solicitor and mediator and her work includes divorce, financial settlements, arrangements for children, cohabitee matters and pre and postnuptial agreements. She is an accredited mediator who is qualified to see children as part of the mediation process.

Kirstie always aims to minimise the financial and emotional cost of divorce and focuses on finding the best outcome for the individuals involved. She works closely with clients and couples, when seeing them in mediation, to understand their individual situations and priorities. She never loses sight of the fact that if there are children then they are the most important consideration.

Kirstie, as well as being a solicitor and mediator, is also a collaborative lawyer and chair of the West Kent and East Sussex Collaborative Law POD. Having been one of the first in the country to complete the collaborative training (back in 2004), she has been responsible for encouraging others in the area to train and is a big fan of resolving cases collaboratively round the table, working with both parties and the lawyers to establish solutions that will work for the whole family going forward.

When needed, Kirstie is also confident to take cases to court and argue her client’s case appropriately.

Kirstie Law

Specialisms & expertise

  • Divorce, judicial separation and dissolution of civil partnerships
  • Issues in respect of the arrangements for children, including parental responsibility, with whom a child should live and how often they should spend time with the other parent, relocation (national and international) and as a mediator qualified to see children, establishing the children’s wishes and feeling when appropriate
  • All financial aspects of a relationship breakdown
  • Collaborative law
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Advice and agreements for cohabiting couples
  • Issues between former cohabitees
  • Domestic violence including applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.

Examples of work

Kirstie acted for the wife in the successful 2008 P -v- P appeal

Kirstie also acted for the mother who was successful in her application to relocate to Australia

Achievements & other appointments

Kirstie is chair of the West Kent and East Sussex Collaborative Law POD.

Kirstie has been ranked for over 10 years and is Band 2 in the UK Chambers Guide 2024. Chambers UK praises her as “pragmatic and sensible”. Kirstie is also ranked as a leading individual in The Legal 500 and a recommended lawyer in the Spear’s Family Law Index 2022. Kirstie is also listed as a CityWealth leader.

Kirstie is a member of Resolution and an accredited mediator, qualified to directly consult with children.


The British Family Law Awards 2024 - Family Law Firm of the Year (Regional) - Highly Commended award Kirstie Law, Chambers 2024 eprivateclient Top Family Law Firms 2023 The Legal 500 2024 Leading Individual eprivate client - top law firm 2022 logo Citywealth leaders button


Kirstie obtained a 2:1 Honours Degree in Law from Manchester University and a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford. Kirstie was admitted as a solicitor in 1997.