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.

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Australia > Dispute resolution: litigation

The commercial litigation practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth is led from Sydney by Mark Wilks, who is frequently called upon to assist international firms. The team acts for domestic and international corporations, service providers and government entities, and is particularly strong in litigation in the technology and financial services sectors, in addition to acting in Royal Commissions. James Whittaker is skilled in class actions, Royal Commission inquiries and product liability claims, whilst special counsel David Anthony has strengths in political and corporate governance matters. Perth-based Kirsty Sutherland is a notable team member with a focus on claims relating to the energy and natural resources sectors. The Melbourne office was also joined by Charles Scerri QC in June 2021, following his retirement from the bar.

Australia > White-collar crime

The white-collar crime group at Corrs Chambers Westgarth represents major international corporations, financial institutions and the government, with clients involved in high-profile investigations, public inquiries and enforcement actions involving regulators including the ASIC and ACC. Headed up by investigatory specialist Abigail Gill in the Melbourne office, the group’s acts for clients in the technology, financial services, fintech, construction and natural resources sectors. The team also fields veteran litigator Craig Phillips in Melbourne, public sector governance expert James Whittaker in Sydney, and risk dispute specialist Kirsty Sutherland in Perth.