Kelly has been a tenant of Chambers since 2017 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 practice now consists of Family and Civil law, both of which she has developed considerable experience in following completion of her pupillage.
Kelly’s Family practice consists predominantly of public and private law children work, although she also has significant expertise in applications under Part iv of the Family Law Act as well.
Kelly has a broad Civil practice with particular experience in personal injury, credit hire and housing. She is regularly instructed in both small claims and fast track matters.
Kelly has been developing a Court Of Protection practice since pupillage and has gained experience acting for Local Authorities and family member respondents alike. Court of protection work utilises both Kelly’s Civil and Family skills, both of which allow her to provide a well-rounded service to her clients.
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 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 was the three-time National Blind Tennis champion (B1 category) in 2013, 2014 and 2016, as well as being part of the National B1 Doubles champion team in 2016. She also enjoys travelling, cooking and outdoor activities.’
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