Ms Kirsty Sutherland > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Perth, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
PERTH, WA 6000

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Kirsty Sutherland specialises in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She deftly handles a full arsenal of legal tools achieving results that are specific, pragmatic, and realise business objectives. Recognised as one of the top insolvency and litigation lawyers in Australia, Kirsty has been integrally involved in some of the country’s most high profile litigations and largest workouts.


Turnaround Management Association Member; Insolvency Practitioners Association Member; Australian Institute of Company Directors Member; AICD Director Pipeline Project Participant; Corrs Chambers Westgarth Board of Directors Member.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > White-collar crime

Corrs Chambers Westgarth fields an impressive team of white-collar crime specialists with extensive experience in state and federal government inquiries, investigations and Royal Commissions. The practice acts for government entities, regulatory bodies and a wide range of top corporate clients, the big four Australian banks and international accounting firms on highly significant and complex cases. Abigail Gill in Melbourne heads up the practice, lending deep expertise of regulatory and internal investigations. Other key names include Craig Phillips, whose practice includes representing clients in investigations in connection with anti-trust and corruption compliance and enforcement matters, and Sydney-based tech and financial services disputes expert Simon Johnson. The key name in Perth is Kirsty Sutherland, who acts nationally.

Australia > Dispute resolution: litigation

The commercial litigation department at Corrs Chambers Westgarth is highly acclaimed for its ‘exceptional legal advice’ and for being ‘uniquely able to conduct high-profile plaintiff work and defendant work’. The team is known for acting on significant bet-the-company cases, in which it routinely represents both domestic and international companies as well as government bodies; it also prides itself on the longstanding nature of these client relationships. The group is active across a wide range of issues, but its recent caseload stands out in the areas of the public sector, financial services, and technology. Mark Wilks leads the national commercial litigation group out of Sydney, where James Whittaker is a standout practitioner in the regulatory prosecutions and investigations realm, while special counsel David Anthony brings additional strength to the firm’s financial service litigation offering. The team in Perth is also noted for its public sector litigation work; Kirsty Sutherland is a key contact.