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 accredited by Resolution as a specialist family lawyer and is a Bristol Resolution Committee member.

Kirsten is recognised in Chambers and Partners UK 2022 for her work in financial remedy proceedings, divorce and child maintenance issues: “Kirsten is a very experienced and confident matrimonial finance lawyer who combines excellent judgement with first-rate people skills. She is a skilled and patient negotiator who knows when to apply pressure appropriately and effectively.”


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

  • "Thank you very much for everything you have done in regard to my divorce, I know it was not easy. I will recommend your services to others."
    AnonDivorce + Separation Client
  • "I can’t thank you enough for all your support. I’m just about to start a new exciting personal and work chapter, and that’s down to all that you have done to support me."
    AnonDivorce + Separation Client
  • "Kirsten is very client focused and will fight hard for her clients in all circumstances. She does however see the bigger picture and ensures that expectations are managed leading to effective negotiation."
    Legal 500 UK
  • "Kirsten was very approachable, explained things brilliantly and was always professional, whilst also being understanding and supportive. I felt she had my best interests at heart and worked extremely hard.”
    AnonFamily Matters Client
  • "I am delighted with the service I received from Kirsten and her staff. I feel that I was looked after and helped through a very difficult process with everything taken care of."
    AnonDivorce + Separation Finance Client