Kimberley Whittaker 1

Kimberley Whitaker

Senior Consultant





What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law? 

I seek to provide innovative and practical solution to legal issues.

What gets me out of bed in the morning

It used to be the gym and is now mainly my toddler, far too early in the morning, and coffee. Once the coffee has kicked in, I look forward to working with interesting people, with different backgrounds, in order to find a novel way through complex legal issues.

An entrepreneur I admire

A family friend who I have always known as Uncle Joe. He grew up in an extremely poor family in Indonesia (they could see the canal through the wooden slats in the floor of their house) and went on to be the largest office supplies manufacturer, and franchise owner of Canon, in Indonesia. He has retained warmth and kindness and a drive to help others succeed. A truly inspirational man.

What would you put on your Ignition Law playlist or bookshelf? 

I have notoriously poor taste in music, so would spare everyone that. I would recommend a read of The truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.

A social cause I care about is…

deforestation for palm oil in Indonesia. It breaks my heart to think about the destruction of the environment (in particular the loss of orangutan habitat). We fostered a baby orangutan when I was a child, so it is a cause that hits close to home.

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Key practices

Corporate, including M&A, and an interest in group reorganisations and restructuring.


Law LLB (hons) first class from The University of Manchester
LPC from the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice

Employee roles

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Norton Rose, Aurelius Investments

Consultant roles

UBM, BSkyB, BlackRock

Other interests

Classically trained opera singer in my youth, with interests in weightlifting running and scuba diving.

News, Insights & Resources


The Impact of Brexit on the Workforce Webinar: Recording

On the 26th January we held a webinar to discuss employment law issues arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union. Ignition Consultants Polly Jeanneret, Jemima Coleman and Nicky Cranfield were joined by immigration specialist Kim Vowden. Below we have a video recording for those of you who couldn’t make it on the day.

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