Kir West-Hunter


Year of Call



Kir commenced pupillage in October 2023, under the supervision of Denis Barry.

Kir graduated from St Anne’s College, Oxford in 2019 with a BA in Jurisprudence. Kir continued her studies by undertaking a research LLM at the European University Institute where she examined positive obligations on higher education facilities under Section 43 of the Education Act 1988. Kir then progressed to the Bar Course at City University and, upon completion, was awarded a Distinction.

After graduating, Kir worked as a Public Law Paralegal at Simpson Millar on community care, education and trafficking matters including civil claims against public authorities. Kir was an Advice and Information volunteer at Liberty, speaking with members of the public to provide information about their protest rights during the Covid-19 pandemic. Kir also volunteered, as part of Oxford Legal Assistance, at Turpin and Miller, assisting with applications for indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Kir was called to the Bar in July 2023 by Middle Temple, having received the Queen Mother Scholarship and an award from 11KBW to support her Bar course


BA Jurisprudence (Law), University of Oxford (2.i, 2019)


LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws, European University Institute (2022)


BTC, City, University of London (Distinction, 2022)

Ely Carter Prize for Specialised Legal Studies, St Anne’s College (Human Rights Law and Media Law – 2019)


Ely Carter Prize for Law of Institutions, St Anne’s College (EU Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law – 2019)


Queen Mother Scholar, Middle Temple (2021)


11KBW Scholar (2022)

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