Kirsty Sutherland

Partner. Perth.

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Kirsty Sutherland

Kirsty Sutherland specialises in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

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.

Kirsty Sutherland specialises in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

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.

“Pre-eminent” Asia Pacific Legal 500
Kirsty Sutherland

Kirsty's Expertise

  • Australian Wheat Board Represented Mr Trevor Flugge, the former chairman of Australian Wheat Board Limited, in the Cole Inquiry into the Iraqi oil-for-food program and the civil proceedings commenced by ASIC.
  • $1.3 billion class action Represented a member of the gas industry in the action brought by Victorian gas users against Esso in relation to the explosion at a gas plant in Longford, Victoria.
  • Wright Prospecting Represented members of the Wright family in a dispute regarding their entitlement to a stake in Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd, a resources company that was the recipient of iron ore royalties flowing from the original partnership of Lang Hancock and Peter Wright.
  • Westpoint group receivers Advised both the privately and court appointed receivers of various entities following the collapse of the Westpoint group. The collapse of the Westpoint group triggered one of the most complex investigations in ASIC’s history.

Kirsty's Leadership

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

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - International Arbitration” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Bet-the-Company Litigation” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Alternative Dispute Resolution and Class Action Litigation ” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2010-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Litigation and Insolvency & Reorganisation” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2009-2018
  • “Lawyer of the Year - Class Action Litigation - Perth” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-16
  • “Pre-eminent” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2012/13
  • “Perth Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013