Kelly is now a tenant of Chambers having accepted an invitation to join Zenith following successful completion of her pupillage. Kelly undertook a common law pupillage at Zenith where she developed a strong working knowledge of all of Chambers’ practice areas. Her first six pupil supervisor had a Chancery practice, specifically focusing on TLATA applications and property matters, which gave Kelly the opportunity to develop strong written skills. Her second six supervisor, David Bradshaw, has a Criminal practice which enabled Kelly to shadow him on large cases in the Crown Court whilst also developing her own practice in Crime, Civil and Family law. Kelly’s Civil work has focused particularly on Personal Injury, although she has a knowledge of all areas covered by Chambers.
Kelly has recently completed An Introduction To The Court Of Protection, a training course which has prepared her to undertake COP work. COP work is an area of her practice that Kelly is keen to develop and will utilise both her Civil and Family skills.
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.