Kirsty Halsted

Role: Trainee Solicitor
Dept: Employment & HR
Location: Blackburn
Direct Dial: 01254 686243
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Summary

Kirsty is a Trainee based in our East Lancashire office in Blackburn.

She works alongside the Registrar of the Diocese of Blackburn.  In her role Kirsty assists the Registrar in advising the Bishops and other clergy, diocesan boards and committees, Churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils, and deals with general enquiries from members of the public in relation to marriage, baptism, burial, etc.

Specialisms

As a specialist in assisting the Registrar with diocese matters, Kirsty also deals with the management of faculty petitions and issuing of faculties to authorise changes to consecrated buildings and burial grounds; the appointment process for clergy and lay workers; the issue of Common Marriage Licences on behalf of the Bishop of Blackburn and maintenance of a register of patrons of the diocese.

Background

Kirsty joined Napthens in January 2013 as a legal secretary before her promotion to paralegal in 2017. Whilst working she studied part time towards a Law Degree which she achieved and she is now studying for her LPC.  Kirsty was successful in securing a training contract with Napthens on successful completion of the required qualifications, and commenced her contract in March 2018.

Memberships and Awards

Kirsty is a member of  The Ecclesiastical Law Society.

More about Kirsty Halsted

How do you like to relax out of work?
I enjoy going on family walks, especially in the Lake District. I also enjoy keeping fit by attending gymnastic classes and dance classes.

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Ambitious, Dedicated, Approachable

What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
Being able to help individuals who have problems or queries by giving advice. It is satisfying to assist and guide individuals through difficult situations.

If you had an alternative career – what would be your fantasy job?
To dance as a prima ballerina for the Royal Ballet. I have danced since the age of three and as well as having spent time teaching ballet sporadically, I continue to dance as a hobby.