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.
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.
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