Kelly Cronin

Year of call:

2017

Education:

BPTC – BPP Law School

Law LLB – Leeds Beckett University

Awards:

BPP Excellence Award

Cassell Scholarship (Major BPTC scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn)

First Oxford University Prize for outstanding achievement on the LLB

Hardwick Entrance Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

Shelford Award (pupillage scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn)

2012 - Winner of the “young person’s achievement” award, Guide Dog of the year awards

Kelly has developed a practice in Landlord and tenant matters acting for both housing associations and clients, in particular legal aid clients.  Her experience ranges from possession proceedings to injunctions and boundary disputes.  She also has a working knowledge of non-residential disputes and disrepair matters.  Owing to the nature of her practice Kelly is able to sensitively deal with clients with mental and physical health difficulties as well as other personal issues which regularly arise in these matters.

Kelly was called to the Bar in 2017 and has had a successful mixed practice since completing pupillage.  She now practices Civil and Family Law representing parties in a range of matters and hearings.

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.

Kelly obtained a first class LLB (Hons) degree at Leeds Beckett university.  During her 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.

 

Contact Kelly’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on  0113 2135254

 

Kelly has extensive experience in Personal Injury matters.  She has a varied practice of Claimant and Defendant work and is regularly instructed for written advices as well as for hearings.  Further, Kelly also undertakes regular hearings in relation to liability which is either a forerunner to a Personal Injury decision or runs alongside it.  She is also well versed in the relevant costs matters including the application of Part 36.

Credit Hire

Kelly is regularly instructed in credit hire matters and undertakes both Claimant and Defendant work. She has a good practical knowledge of this area of law and keeps herself up to date with all new developments.

Kelly has had particular success for Claimants in running impecuniosity arguments as well as having rates evidence rejected.  With regards Defendant matters, she is also capable in achieving the reverse of these outcomes.  Having the ability to act for all parties has enabled Kelly to develop a greater understanding of the nature of the relevant arguments and relevant caselaw.

 

Kelly was called to the Bar in 2017 and has had a successful mixed practice since completing pupillage.  She now practices Civil and Family Law representing parties in a range of matters and hearings.

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.

Kelly obtained a first class LLB (Hons) degree at Leeds Beckett university.  During her 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.

 

Contact Kelly’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on  0113 2135254

 

Kelly has a breadth of knowledge of both public and private law children matters.  She has represented all types of party from parents to guardians and local authorities.  Kelly’s experience extends to High Court hearings including Hague Convention hearings following the abduction of a child.  She prides herself on adding a personal approach to her cases which she regularly sees through from first hearings to final determination.

Kelly has significant experience in relation to non-molestation orders as well as other attendant matters, for example forced marriage protection orders and property/occupation orders.

Kelly was called to the Bar in 2017 and has had a successful mixed practice since completing pupillage.  She now practices Civil and Family Law representing parties in a range of matters and hearings.

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.

Kelly obtained a first class LLB (Hons) degree at Leeds Beckett university.  During her 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.

Contact Kelly’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212

Kelly is developing a COP practice and has undertaken several cases in this field.  She has experience of representing patients, local authorities and families.  This practice is assisted by her working knowledge of the social care system as well as housing and property law.

Kelly was called to the Bar in 2017 and has had a successful mixed practice since completing pupillage.  She now practices Civil and Family Law representing parties in a range of matters and hearings.

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.

Kelly obtained a first class LLB (Hons) degree at Leeds Beckett university.  During her 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.

Contact Kelly’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212