Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty Taylor

Knowledge Counsel

Kirsty maintains a wide-ranging practice of core regulatory advice across banks, securities firms and market infrastructure businesses.
She has particular experience in advising on and managing significant regulatory change including post financial crisis sector reform, Brexit and the current UK smarter regulatory framework. Kirsty frequently works with industry bodies and trade associations to support industry response to regulatory and legislative proposals.


Representative matters

Development of toolkits to assist clients to identify changes in regulatory and legislative obligations arising as a result of Brexit.

Pro bono

  • Mental health ally, volunteer for OCD UK parent support groups.



England and Wales, 2001


LLB, ELS, Durham University, 1999

LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2000

New York Bar, 2006

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.