Kelly is Chambers' newest tenant having accepted an invitation to join Zenith following successful completion of her pupillage.
Kelly's pupil supervisor for the first six months was Elizabeth Darlington, meaning that she is gaining valuable experience in chancery matters and in particular applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TLATA). Kelly is also taking every opportunity to shadow other members of chambers and is gaining a working knowledge of housing, personal injury, general civil and criminal work. She is also developing her written advocacy skills by drafting advices and pleadings in a variety of areas.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Kelly undertook the BPTC at BPP Leeds. Whilst at BPP Kelly acted as a student advisor at the BPP Legal Advice Clinic which gave her the chance to work with real clients on a variety of civil and family matters. She was also a finalist in the St Philip’s ADR competition.
During her LLB Law degree, Kelly was a finalist in the DAC Beachcroft Mooting Shield competition and also came third in the Herbert Smith Freehills annual advocacy competition. She also obtained 93% in her Advocacy module in her final year.
Alongside her studies, Kelly ran her own audio-transcription business, converting witness evidence from audio and DVD formats into transcripts for solicitors and the courts.
Kelly is the three-time National Blind Tennis champion (B1 category), as well as being part of the National B1 Doubles champion team. She also enjoys travelling, cooking and outdoor activities.