Russell Cooke Bedford Row Holborn

About Kirsty

Navigating private wealth disputes can be a challenging, and is often intensified by feelings of grief and stress. I understand the complexities and sensitivities involved and I offer guidance to my clients with compassion and understanding.

Kirsty joined Russell-Cooke in 2024. She has gained a breadth of experience in trust, wills and estate disputes since qualifying in 2020. 

Kirsty has experience of acting for personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries and advises on a range of contentious matters, including claims pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, challenges to the validity of a testator’s will, plus estate administration disputes.

Kirsty also advises in relation to contentious trusts and trusts of land (also known as TLATA). 


  • advised the beneficiaries of an estate where they were challenging the validity of their mother’s will on the basis of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence
  • advised the executor/beneficiary of an extremely contentious dispute relating to the co-executors’ suitability to act, and challenges to lifetime gifts made by the deceased to the beneficiaries
  • advised a young adult child, who was disinherited from their father’s estate, in bringing a claim for reasonable financial provision
  • assisted in a matter advising two trustees embroiled in a highly acrimonious dispute relating to trusts of land, whereby settlement was achieved in written correspondence


  • read Law with Criminology at Nottingham Trent University
  • studied her LPC at Nottingham Law School