Kerstin Boyd

Year of call 1979

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“She’s well prepared, empathetic and someone with good negotiation skills.”

Chambers UK 2022

“Kerstin is conscientious and provides realistic advice from the outset. A junior who will always go the extra mile to ensure the best case is presented.”

Legal 500 2022

“Has a soft manner but is a rottweiler in court. She gets results, keeps in touch between hearings and is always available. An astute counsel who is highly sympathetic towards clients. She excels in building a rapport with all she comes into contact with.”

Chambers UK 2021

“Puts clients at ease and is good at cutting through a lot of the detail and getting to the nub of problems. She makes tenacious, well thought-through, considered arguments and is very well prepared.”

Chambers UK 2020

Legal 500 2020 (Clinical Negligence)

"She has an eye for detail but is also able to cut through that to get to the crux of an argument."

“She excels in building a rapport with clients. Effective and assertive in the courtroom, she is excellent in financial remedy proceedings.” “A lovely person that people feel relaxed with.”

Chambers UK 2016

“She combines careful legal analysis with clear, practical advice. She is very knowledgeable and able to turn papers around speedily.”

Legal 500 2015

“She gets on with any client, is very down to earth and manages expectations extremely well. Always does a good job”.

Chambers UK

“Excellent with clients.”

Legal 500

“A thorough and knowledgeable practitioner.”

Legal 500
  • BA Law, Girton College, Cambridge
  • FLBA
  • PIBA

Kerstin Boyd has three principal areas of practice: private client, clinical negligence and personal injury.

Areas of expertise

Kerstin deals with all aspects of family law from financial claims to private law children matters. However her main focus is matrimonial finance. She has extensive experience in high value cases, but is equally at home dealing with cases involving more limited assets where the search for resolution can be equally challenging. She also deals regularly with cohabitee disputes involving claims under TOLATA 1996 and Schedule 1 of the Children Act as well as Financial Provision and claims under the Inheritance Act. She is recommended as a leading junior in both the Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories.

Kerstin is listed in Legal 500 as a leading junior. She undertakes work on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. She has been regularly instructed on behalf of the London Fire Brigade in relation to claims arising out of the workplace, and has represented the Authority at a number of Inquests including the 7/7 Inquest. She has extensive experience in all areas of personal injury law including employers liability claims, asbestos related claims, road traffic / highway claims and occupational stress, and regularly deals with high value claims.

Kerstin is recommended in the Legal 500 as a leading junior in clinical negligence and health care. Her practice covers a wide range of claims on behalf of Claimants including mismanaged births, delayed diagnosis, lack of informed consent, negligent treatment / surgery and spinal injuries. Particular cases of interest have included failure to diagnose haemochromatosis, a failure to properly supervise a psychiatric inpatient leading to his attempted suicide, ruptured cervix during childbirth and delayed diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

Notable Cases

  • Ceri Leigh v London Ambulance Service 2014
  • CS v Swinhoe 2012 Kemp & Kemp K13; N2
  • London Bombings (7 July 2005) (Inner London Coroners Court) 2010 Presided over by Lady Justice Hallett.
  • W v W 2010 2 FLR 985 Periodical payments: variation.
  • Jonathan Edward Woolley v Essex County Council 2006 EWCA Civ 753 CA Acting on behalf of Essex CC.
  • Russell v LFEPA 2005 EWHC QB 581 Acting on behalf of London Fire Brigade.
  • LFEPA v (1) Meritor Light Vehicle Systmes (UK) Ltd (2) Renault Trucks UK Ltd (3) Carltonloco Ltd 2003 Instructed on behalf of LFEPA led by Miachael de Nevarro QC.
  • Foster v Foster 2003 EWCA Civ 565
  • Cullin v LFCDA; Sheehan v LFCDA 1999 PIQR P 314 Instructed on behalf of LFDCA led by Christopher Purchase QC.
  • Crown River Cruises Ltd v (1) Kimbolton Fireworks (2) LFCDA 1996 2 Lloyds Rep 533 Instructed on behalf of LFCDA led by Nigel Wilkinson QC.
  • Brian Eric West v Versil Ltd & Others CA 1996 LTL
  • H v P 1993 Fam Law 515
  • Smoker v LFCDA HL 1991 2 ER 449

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