Kirsty Brimelow QC is listed as a guest speaker for one of our discussions but she does not work at Cumberland Lodge. We cannot share her contact details and it is not always possible for us to pass on contact enquiries to past speakers.

Kirsty is the Vice-Chair of the Criminal Bar Association (incoming Chair September 2022).

She is former Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee (2012-2018). She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011. She is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn and elected member of its management committee. In 2021 Kirsty was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge.

Kirsty practises from Doughty Street Chambers in international human rights, criminal law, and public law. She also leads trainings in human rights.

Between 2011 and 2018, Kirsty led 10 training delegations of UNICEF's Child Protection Networks in Nigeria and of Judges and magistrates in child rights and case management. She has carried out vulnerable witness and human rights trainings in India and Kazakhstan.

In 2014 Kirsty was part of the team which succeeded in introducing Female Genital Mutilation protection orders. Kirsty regularly gives expert evidence to parliamentary select committees. Between 2015- 2021, she was part of a team which successfully drafted and passed a UN resolution condemning human rights violations associated with witchcraft accusations.

Kirsty is the winner of the First 100 years Inspirational Barrister Woman in Law 2018 and Winner of The Advocate International Pro Bono Barrister of the year 2018. In 2020, she gave the inaugural Heilbron lecture. Kirsty is a trustee for WWF-UK and Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths University, London.