Kirsten Scott is a counsel in the litigation and dispute resolution practice based in Perth. She specialises in regulatory matters including white-collar crime, investigations and enforcement, and directors’ duties. Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Kirsten worked for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Office for more than 10 years in a variety of Australian jurisdictions specialising in commercial and taxation crime. Her work included acting as a senior assistant director for the Commercial Prosecutions branch in Western Australia. This experience gives Kirsten a unique insight into the operation of government agencies and regulatory frameworks.
Kirsten sits on the Law Society of WA’s Criminal Law committee, and the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia.
Most recently, Kirsten has advised corporations, individuals and boards on regulatory investigations such as insider trading, misleading and deceptive conduct, continuous disclosure, anti-corruption and market manipulation, including providing advice on corporate governance issues.
Kirsten is regularly retained by individuals, boards and corporate entities in relation to criminal allegations of insider trading and has been involved as an adviser in some capacity in the majority of market-related, contested white-collar criminal matters before Australian courts in recent years.