Kelly Bond


Year of Call 2007



General Profile


Kelly has a broad commercial chancery practice with particular emphasis on insolvency, property and commercial litigation. She is currently appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

 


Directories

 

"Her particular strength is her analytical skill, she is very adept at considering complex issues in great detail." "She is bright, efficient, easy to get on with, approachable, reasonable with fees and great at coming back to you on unexpected issues that may crop up." "She explains issues in a very clear way and her advice is very commercial."

(Chambers & Partners 2018)

 

"A very good advocate who outshines most of her peers in court.”

(Chambers & Partners 2018)

 

"She is very bright, prepares exceptionally well, and is extremely tenacious." "She picks up on those killer points that make or break the case."

(Chambers & Partners 2018)

 

‘An excellent advocate and a very skilled cross-examiner.’

(Legal 500 2017)

 

"Her work is consistently of a high standard; she is very competent and approachable"

(Chambers & Partners 2017)

 

"She is very good to work with. She quickly works out what the commercial answers are, rather than slavishly sticking to the legal narrative."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

 

"She is a good, effective performer who is diligent and considers problems carefully."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

 

"She's very good at anticipating what the opposition's next move will be."

(Chambers and Partners  2015)

 

"I would have no hesitation putting her up against someone 30-years qualified. I'm confident in her ability."

(Chambers and Partners  2015)


A rising star at the junior Bar, she impresses market observers with her solid grasp of complex commercial chancery matters and is said to possess skills far beyond her year of call.

(Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2014)


Expertise: “She works well as part of a team - she is clever and can be relied upon to get results.”
(Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2014)

 


Areas of Emphasis


Insolvency

 

Kelly is known for her expertise in this area. She has a broad range of experience in corporate and individual insolvency matters and regularly acts and advises in proceedings concerned with all aspects of bankruptcy, liquidation and administration including disputed debts, annulment, void transactions, antecedent transactions, re-use of company names and validity of appointments.


Property

 

Kelly practises in all areas of real property and landlord and tenant, both residential and commercial. She has appeared and advised in connection with a variety of matters including termination and renewal of business tenancies; unlawful re-entry of commercial premises; forfeiture of commercial leases; break clauses; beneficial interests and co-ownership; easements and rights of way; LPA receivers; defective security; enfranchisement; and overage.


Commercial

 

Kelly regularly receives instructions in connection with commercial disputes which frequently concern the sale and supply of goods and services and provision of finance.  She has acted for clients from a wide range of fields including the legal profession, banking, invoice finance, equipment finance and leasing, aviation, construction, telecommunications, utilities, entertainment, recruitment, logistics, carriage of goods and food production and supply.

 

Crown

 

Since her appointment in October 2015 Kelly has received a steady stream of panel instructions from Government clients and is enthusiastically developing her expertise in this area.

 

Prior to her appointment to the panel, between October 2011 and June 2013 Kelly was instructed by the Government in relation to the provision of material to the Detainee Inquiry, chaired by Sir Peter Gibson, looking at whether Britain was implicated in the improper treatment, or rendition, of detainees held by other countries in the aftermath of 9/11.  She also acted as part of the defence team in civil law claims brought against the Ministry of Defence by Iraqi civilians in connection with British Armed Forces operations in Iraq between October 2010 and September 2011.

 

 

Publications


Contributor to the Landlord and Tenant Factbook
Contributor to Westlaw UK Insight

Contributor to Butterworths Property Insolvency

 


Career & Associations

 

Appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown 2015 - 2020
Called to the Bar, Middle Temple
Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple
Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
Queen Mother Scholar, Middle Temple
MA, University of Cambridge, Selwyn College

Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Member of the Northern Chancery Bar Association
Member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association