Kristin Hegstad is the head of the Brækhus division of family law and inheritance. She has extensive experience as a legal advisor in areas of inheritance planning, inheritance settlements, as well as financial settlements between spouses after separation or divorce.

Kristin also has considerable litigation experience. She has litigated a large number of cases before Norwegian courts of law, and has been given admittance to the Supreme Court of Norway. She has also been appointed a trustee in bankruptcy by the Oslo District Court.

She is a very popular lecturer and course instructor, and she teaches at University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.


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2011 Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
1997 - 2011 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Bjerknes, Wahl-Larsen
1992 - 1997 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Meltvedt Komnæs & Co.
1989 - 1992 Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet BA-HR
1988 - 1989 Deputy Judge, Midhordland sorenskirverembete
1986 - 1988 Associate, Advokatfirmaet BA-HR
  • Lecturer and external examiner, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law
  • Lecturer and external examiner, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen
  • Board of Director, The Norwegian Bar Association, District of Oslo
  • Board of Director, Marexim AS
  • Board of Director, Vestfjorden Avløpsselskap AS (VEAS)
2004 Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court
1988 Lawyers' practising certificate
1985 Master of Laws, University of Oslo