Kirsty Underhill has a broad range of experience in acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions including MBOs, secondary buyouts and exits, equity capital markets transactions, corporate reorganisations and general company law and compliance matters.

She works across a number of sectors including life sciences, technology, media, sports and entertainment and consumer goods, food and retail.

Kirsty is an avid supporter of DLA Piper’s pro bono practice, championing DLA Piper’s partnerships with Kids in Need of Defense UK, which helps children and young adults to obtain British citizenship, and National Deaf Children’s Society, which supports deaf children and their families to receive any Disability Living Allowance to which they are legally entitled. She is also a mentor for DLA Piper’s Head Start programme, which supports young people who have the talent and ambition to join the legal profession and who are from groups currently under represented in this sector.