Dr Kirsty J Hood QC called to the Scottish Bar in 2001, and took silk in 2015. She is a member of the Hastie Stable of Advocates. Whilst she maintains a varied civil practice, her particular expertise is in private international law (conflict of laws) issues. Kirsty's publications are principally in the area of private international law (and its interaction with the UK's constitutional structure), e.g. she is the author of Conflict of Laws within the UK (Oxford University Press, 2007), was a contributor to Wilkinson & Norrie, The Law Relating to Parent and Child in Scotland, 3rd edn (W Green, 2013), and is the contributor of the 'Cross-border Jurisdiction' section of the Scottish Family Law Service looseleaf. She is also the contributor of the 'Court of Session' chapter of 'Greens Scottish Lawyer's Factbook. She also enjoys combining with legal practice, the opportunity to give talks and to lead seminars on undergraduate courses, in the field of private international law. Kirsty is currently Clerk of Faculty at the Faculty of Advocates.
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