Kjersti Holum Karlstrøm



Karlstrøm holds long experience and works specialized with general and special contract law, both within the building- and construction industry and within the maritime industry.

She frequently assists both the builder-side and the contractor-side with consultancy and dispute resolution within the Norwegian standard contracts in the construction and building industry. Assistance is often performed from before the contract formation and throughout the entire contract period, including in final settlement disputes.

Karlstrøm also assists clients within the maritime industry on both consultancy and dispute resolution on contracts regarding new-constructions, repairing and overhauling, and problems in connection to the law of sales. She also assists on labour legislation questions, including the ship’s labour legislation law.

Through many years she has been working both as a judge and as a lawyer, and in this manner she has very good qualifications for assisting clients in the industry on strategic consultancy, including experience within proceedings- and dispute resolution. Karlstrøm regularly litigates before the Norwegian court of justices.

Annually Karlstrøm gives a number of speeches to both clients and the industry generally on the subjects contracting law, labour legislation and contract law. She is a regular administrator of both decedent- and bankrupt estates for Nord-Troms District Court.

2014 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

2010 - 2014

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

Senior Lawyer
2008 - 2010

Troms and Finnmark County Social Welfare Board

Leader of the Troms and Finnmark County Social Welfare Board

Senja district court

Appointed judge and court leader
2004 - 2007

University of Tromsø, Law faculty

Doctoral Research Fellow | Assistant professor
2002 - 2004

Advokatene Bakke og Pedersen DA

Associate | Lawyer
2001 - 2002

Rana district court

Assistant Judge

University of Tromsø

Cand. jur.