After joining Royds Withy King in 2009, Kerstin nuanced her practice area to focus mainly in obstetric and neonatal cases, representing children and young adults who suffered neurological injuries before, during or after their birth. Kerstin works closely with chartered legal executive Abigail Ringer in progressing large and complex cases.
Kerstin also specialises in inquest cases, focusing on medical negligence related deaths and also those involving Article II of the Human Rights Act. Kerstin works closely with Ali Cloak on a number of high profile inquest cases.
Her experience of medical negligence claims includes:
Kerstin is independently ranked by the Chambers & Partners guide to the legal profession, and recognised as a “Leader in her field“. She also has a Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation.
Sources call her “excellent, thorough, informed and very sensitive to the clients’ requirements whilst retaining a correct pragmatism“, and in the latest Chambers edition they report she is “very driven, very much all about the client and will really fight hard”.
She has also been credited by fellow solicitors as “ambitious, tenacious and visible“.
Clients asked by the Chambers & Partners directory describe Kerstin as “excellent, well organised, careful, conscientious and courteous“. She has also been independently praised by one client in the same source as “very clever, supportive and thorough“. The Legal 500 UK also celebrate Kerstin, who “stands out for her ‘exceptional analysis’“.
Kerstin is a member of the Avon and Bristol Law Centre and is on the NHS Health Research Authority South West Research Ethics Committee Panel. She is also a Trustee of PROMPT Maternity.
- Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL)
- Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
- Bristol Medico-Legal Society
- Bristol Law Society
- Inquest charity