Kirsten Hale

Kirsten has specialised in family law since qualifying in 2003 and was promoted to Partner in 2018. She is head of our Divorce + Separation Finances team.

Kirsten is focused on helping individuals resolve problems resulting from their relationship breakdown or difficulties in their family lives. She has experience in all areas of family law including divorce, separation, arrangements for children, financial issues arising from the breakdown of a marriage, cohabitation issues, drafting pre-marital agreements and emergency applications.

Kirsten is a Bristol Resolution Committee member.

Kirsten is recognised as a ‘Key Lawyer’ in Legal 500 UK 2024. One testimonial states: “Kirsten Hale is approachable, knowledgeable and applies her considerable expertise in a practical way that her clients understand and find hugely reassuring. Matrimonial finance claims can be bewildering and confusing for the parties and Kirsten works hard to make sure the legal mysteries are dispelled and anxieties are managed with sound, tactical advice. She is a stand-out practitioner in her field.”

Kirsten is recognised in Chambers and Partners UK 2024 for her work in financial remedy proceedings, divorce and child maintenance issues: “She is supportive with clients, knowledgeable and looks for creative solutions.”

Kirsten Hale is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw.

Qualifications

  • Legal Practice Course from Nottingham Law School
  • Law (LL.B.) from the University of East Anglia

  • "Kirsten Hale is approachable, knowledgeable and applies her considerable expertise in a practical way that her clients understand and find hugely reassuring. Matrimonial finance claims can be bewildering and confusing for the parties and Kirsten works hard to make sure the legal mysteries are dispelled and anxieties are managed with sound, tactical advice. She is a stand-out practitioner in her field."
    Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Thank you for your excellent service without which I don't think I would be in this position to quickly move on with my business and life!"
  • “Kirsten is very approachable, calm and knowledgeable.”
    Chambers and Partners 2023
  • “Kirsten gets straight to the point of any case and efficiently resolves the solvable and channels resources into the important issues. Her focused approach saves clients money, time and emotional distress.”
    Chambers and Partners 2023
  • "Kirsten Hale has a great mind for understanding financial issues and applies her depth of knowledge with honesty and empathy."
    Legal 500 UK 2023