Kirsty Sutherland




Kirsty specialises in litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations.

Recognised as one of the top disputes lawyers in Australia, she has been integrally involved in some of the country’s most high profile disputes.

Kirsty is a member of Corrs' Board.

Key deals

Australian Wheat Board

Represented ex-Chairman of the AWB, Trevor Flugge, in the Cole Inquiry into the Iraqi oil-for-food program and the civil proceedings commenced by ASIC in the Supreme Court of Victoria.


Acted for the ex-Chairman and CEO of Kagara in investigations, class actions and liquidator actions arising out of the collapse of the Kagara group.


Acted in Supreme Court of Northern Territory proceedings with Halikos regarding a significant property development.

Iron ore producer

Acting for a major iron ore producer in Supreme Court litigation and arbitration arising out of a power supply agreement.

Norilsk Nickel

Acted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia proceedings with Synergy regarding take or pay obligations.

St Ives Gold

Acted in a dispute with Nickel West regarding St Ives Gold Mine, which was resolved without litigation.

A$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.