Kristy Ainge

Kristy Ainge

Associate - Solicitor Advocate | Litigation

 024 7649 3105
 KJA@bandhattonbutton.com

Kristy is one of the Top 3 Personal injury solicitors in Coventry according to ThreeBestRated.co.uk

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Why did you choose the law?

I chose to become a lawyer out of a desire to help people and do something that challenges me every day.

Tell us a bit about how you got here…

I studied part time for 7 years whilst working full time, giving me 9 years experience of working within a legal environment before qualification, and hopefully proving my high levels of determination. Immediately after qualifying, I decided to set myself a further challenge and qualified as a Solicitor Advocate within 2 months. This enables me to provide a “cradle to grave” service for all my clients, making me a good asset to any client facing litigation.

What does your day job look like?

I am now an Associate – Solicitor Advocate in our Litigation Team. My areas of expertise are as follows –

  • Contract disputes
  • Consumer disputes
  • Company/Partnership disputes
  • Neighbour/Boundary disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Advising schools in relation to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Equality Act 2010
  • Eviction of trespassers (travellers) on private and council land
  • Landlord and tenant possession proceedings
  • Commercial property disputes
  • Personal injury claims
  • Clinical negligence claims
  • Injunctions – harassment and nuisance
  • Acting for companies in respect of winding up proceedings.

I also accept agency work from other law firms in respect of advocacy.

My career highlight to date (despite only being 1 year qualified at the time) was winning a multi-track Claim in respect of flooding, boundary and harassment issues between two farmers on agricultural land. This involved a 6 day trial in the High Court and 75% of my clients’ costs were successfully awarded.

I was also proud to recently be named as a finalist at the Warwickshire Law Society Awards and was highly commended in Coventry and Warwickshire Young Professional Awards 2018.

I am a member of the Leadership Team of Coventry & Warwickshire First’s ‘Young Professionals’ and head my own firm’s junior professionals networking group which has been set up to bring together like minded colleagues at similar points in their careers.

I am also a Governor at Hereward College, a national further education college (based in Coventry) specialising in skills for independent living and employment for young people with disabilities and additional needs.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I live in Redditch, and enjoy spending time with family, friends, the most important ‘little people’ in my life – my two godchildren and also my chocolate Labrador puppy, Beau. I enjoy travelling to experience different places and cultures – my favourite to date being the Maldives!

I live by my favourite quote, “if you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life.”

“Kristy Ainge is a credit to your company, I would recommend her completely! She was very professional, compassionate and patient.”

Rachel GoodwinClient - May 2019

“Kristy was amazing, very professional and always gave me the honest advice. Thankyou Kristy.”

Lorna LickorishClient - May 2019

Friendly, professional and kept well informed via mail and email throughout. Advice given that we trust and are grateful for.

Lee-Ann BaileyClient - July 2018

“My solicitor was a very nice lady, very forth coming with all information about my claim. Faultless.”

Lilian WaltonClient - March 2018