Kirstie Hutchinson Partner

Kirstie acts for private equity sponsors and portfolio companies, corporate borrowers and issuers, credit fund and bank lenders, special situations investors and speciality finance providers on a range of financing transactions including investment grade, hybrid and leveraged financings and acquisition financings, dividend recapitalisations and capital restructurings. She has extensive domestic, European and global cross-border experience.

Kirstie is a member of the Banking Law Committee of the International Bar Association and of the British-German Jurists Association.

She is ranked by Chambers and Partners in Band 1 for "Banking and Finance: Mid-Market" and by The UK Legal 500 as a "Leading Individual" for both "Acquisition Finance" and "Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans"; and was named in The Lawyer magazine’s "Hot 100 2021" as “one of the City’s go-to banking and finance lawyers for private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and credit funds”.



What people are saying


"Kirstie is one of the most talented, sophisticated, hard-working, team-spirited lawyers I have encountered. She knows every detail, understands every mechanism and is always a step ahead of the action. You want her on your side."

Chambers UK 2024

"Kirstie Hutchinson is very strong across the board: she masters the technical knowledge, has a strong commercial attitude and deal management skills and is very personable, creating good dynamics in managing people."

Chambers UK 2024

"Kirstie is very knowledgeable, sensible, and we enjoy working with her – she is a key player in the private credit world."

Chambers UK 2022

"Kirstie Hutchinson is extremely strong technically and commercially, with a deep set of experience. She is also really calm, solution-oriented and very good at leading negotiations."

Chambers UK 2022

"Kirstie Hutchinson – fantastic service, knowledge, approach and communication."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"She is a really reassuring presence, she is all over the details and is really good with clients from in-house lawyers to financial professionals - she excels in all key areas."

Chambers UK 2021

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