Kirsty McKenzie

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Family Law Paralegal, Bristol

Kirsty McKenzie is a Family Paralegal, based in the Bristol office of Co-op Legal Services.

Since joining the Family Law team, Kirsty has worked on a range of family law cases involving Divorce, Financial Orders, Children Matters, Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and Separation Agreements, Declaration of Trusts and Occupation/Non Molestation Orders.

Kirsty enjoys building a rapport with clients and making sure they feel she understands their needs fully.

Career history

Kirsty began studying at CILEx Law School in 2016 as a Legal Apprentice. Before joining Co-op Legal Services, she worked at a Solicitor’s as a Paralegal and Fee Earner in the personal injury department. Kirsty dealt with cyclist and pedestrian cases and liability disputed matters.

Prior to her legal career, Kirsty used to work for a local council providing 1-1 support for a non-verbal autistic child and her focus was finding ways to assist the child with their communication skills and provide support to their family. Kirsty used to volunteer for the National Autistic Society whilst still at school and provided mentoring to children and young adults in a group setting. Kirsty has also worked in customer service roles.

Kirsty is studying with CILEx Level 6 at her local college and has chosen Family Law as her elected unit. Kirsty is due to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive in the next few years and can then go on to become a fellow of the institute.

Professional memberships

Associate member of CILEx

When not working

Kirsty enjoys going the gym and spending time with family and friends. Kirsty used to ski for Avon Race Team and competed in national race events but now enjoys leisure ski holidays. Kirsty loves to attend music events and festivals.