Meet Kim Cross
Commercial/Corporate, Litigation/Disputes, Employment
Kim is one of the co-founders of Vine Law. She specialises in all areas of commercial and corporate work as well as dispute resolution, litigation, and employment law.
Kim acts for business in the start-up phase, as well as for all types of established SMEs. She acts on business leases, business acquisitions and sales, contractual, intellectual property and employment matters, as well as commercial litigation.
Kim also has broad expertise across the full field of employment law, from routine HR issues to complex employment claims. She acts for both employees and employers and has a particular interest in discrimination and whistleblowing claims and in negotiating exit settlements.
Kim’s clients know her as direct, pragmatic, and a straight-shooter. She is empathetic and gets to know her clients and what they want or need, and works collaboratively with them to get them there.
Aside from the legal stuff, Kim also has a keen interest in legal innovation and legal tech. Law is quite a late joiner to modernisation but there are some really exciting things coming which will improve access to justice, reduce cost and delay, and help people navigate the law and legal system.
Kim qualified as a solicitor in Australia before studying a conversion course when she moved to the UK in 2009, qualifying here in 2012. She has a double undergraduate degree from Macquarie University (Sydney) in Law and Politics (Hons).
Life outside the law
Outside of the office, Kim’s sanity is regularly challenged by her 4 children, 2 step-sons, a Grade II listed house in need of renovation, and a seriously deranged mini-dachshund called Lottie. The office is where she goes for some downtime.
Kim's Legal Expertise
General Corporate and Commercial work
Business shares and leases
Employment Law and HR
Landlord & Tenant (Business and Residential)
Employment Tribunal & Acas Conciliation