Kirsty Swan RWK Goodman

Kirsty Swan

Senior Associate


About Kirsty:

Kirsty is an experienced solicitor (qualifying back in 2008), providing practical and understandable legal advice on all areas of employment law.

Kirsty helps both employers and employees with workplace matters, from day-to-day HR queries, settlement agreements, employment contracts/ service agreements, restrictive covenants, TUPE clauses for commercial agreements, staff handbooks and more. Kirsty has regularly appeared in the Employment Tribunal, and appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, giving her advocacy experience which greatly assists her case preparation.

Kirsty has 10 years’ experience in Commercial law, which gives her vast experience drafting legal documents and contracts, dealing with pre-action and litigation, as well as advising business owners, senior leadership teams and Human Resources professionals.

Kirsty is entrepreneurial, having previously ran her own successful law firm practice.  She therefore understands the challenges faced by business owners in managing businesses and staff.  Kirsty is always seeking her next challenge, having in the past held positions of authority, such as being a former President of the Bristol Junior Chamber (part of the Chamber of Commerce), she has recently been appointed as a trustee for the Grateful Society.  She also holds a trusteeship helping a local Bristol charity and is a keen softball player and self-professed book worm.

Given Kirsty’s experience in employment law, she has advised on BBC Bristol radio answering employment queries and appeared on BBC’s Points West, and she has discussed discrimination for ITV West Country


  • Represented the Appellant in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, where the EAT found the Employment Tribunal had erred in finding employment continued when neither party argued that it did: Mr Clutch Auto Centres v Mr R Blakemore UKEAT/0509/13/LA
  • Represented the Claimant both before her Employment Tribunal claim, and as her representative for the claim where the Employment Tribunal found that the Claimant had been unfair dismissed. This claim attracted media attention given who the Respondent was. The Claimant was represented by Counsel in the final hearing: Ms S Wolfson v The Financial Reporting Council: 2200572/2022


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