Kirsty Strong Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2015 - Ontario

Year of Call: 2005 - Scotland

Primary office:  Toronto

Kirsty Strong

Kirsty Strong is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practising with the firm's Real Estate Group.

Kirsty has enjoyed a diversified career exclusively within the real estate sector in both a residential and commercial capacity, and in both the private and public sector. She has acted for various clients including investors, developers and retailers and her experience includes the acquisition, development and disposal of property, management of property portfolios and the refinancing of same.

Kirsty was admitted to the practice of law in Scotland in 2005 following a four year honours degree, one year post-graduate diploma and two year traineeship. She relocated to Toronto in October 2011 and was called to the Bar in 2015 after completing her equivalency exams.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2015

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2014

    • Education
      8 NCA requalification exams
  • 2005

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Scotland
  • 2002

    • Education
      Diploma in Legal Practice (Dipl. LP) – Glasgow Graduate School of Law Glasgow U.K.
  • 2001

    • Education
      Honours Law Degree (LLB (Hons)) – Strathclyde University, Glasgow U.K.


  • Law Society of Scotland
  • Law Society of Ontario

Kirsty's external presentations include the following:

  • "Branded Hotels: Key Issues for Buyers and Lenders," The Six-Minute Real Estate Lawyer 2019, Law Society of Ontario, September 2019 (speaker)
  • Assignment of New Build Contracts - pros and cons and what to be aware of
  • New build purchases - the process and what to consider
  • Pre and post closing issues - how to avoid and mitigate