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Year of Call: 2007


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Clerk: Joanne Caunt

Clerk: Ellen McInall


Kelly is a highly regarded commercial chancery barrister, noted in particular for her expertise in all areas of insolvency law.  She has a broad commercial chancery practice with particular emphasis on insolvency, property and commercial litigation.

Kelly is appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and also sits as a Deputy District Judge.

  • Highly diligent, fantastic with clients and a great sounding board for solicitors. Has the ability to be tenacious where necessary

    Chambers & Partners 2021
  • Pragmatic and a strong advocate

    Chambers & Partners 2021
  • Very knowledgeable and willing to discuss things with you if you're stuck on a question.

    Chambers & Partners 2021
  • Kelly is user friendly, commercial, and technically good

    Legal 500 2021
  • Kelly is particularly observant and organised. It is clear that she always prepares thoroughly before meeting with any client. She is friendly and approachable – our clients often feel at ease being with her. She is caring but confident and this often shines through. It is clear she always has the clients best interests in mind and this is shown through the work she produces

    Legal 500 2021
  • She has an extremely keen eye for the detail which will make or break a case. She's very approachable and works well within the team.

    Chambers and Partners 2020
  • Her client care skills are amazing. She is effortless and incredibly bright.

    Chambers and Partners 2020
  • Quickly gets to grips with complex cases.

    Legal 500 2020
  • Bright and efficient, easy to get on with, approachable and great at coming back to you on unexpected issues that may crop up.

    Chambers and Partners 2019
  • Very competent and her approach to briefs is of a consistently high standard and she always gets good results.

    Chambers and Partners 2019
  • She is very commercial, has excellent advocacy skills and is very meticulous and thorough in dealing with the details of complicated cases.

    Chambers and Partners 2019
  • She’s excellent. Her analysis is always very cogent, logical and detailed.

    Chambers and Partners 2019
  • Very thorough and approachable, she has a friendly yet professional demeanour with clients, who warm to her very quickly.

    Chambers and Partners 2019
  • A great mix of empathy and confidence.

    Legal 500 2019
  • Her particular strength is her analytical skill, she is very adept at considering complex issues in great detail.

    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • 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.

    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • She explains issues in a very clear way and her advice is very commercial.

    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • A very good advocate who outshines most of her peers in court.

    Chambers and 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 and Partners 2018
  • 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 and Partners 2016
  • She is a good, effective performer who is diligent and considers problems carefully.

    Chambers and Partners 2016
  • 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 2014
  • She works well as part of a team - she is clever and can be relied upon to get results.

Practice Areas

Career and Associations

Appointed as a Deputy District Judge, 2019

Appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown 2015 - 2021

Called to the Bar, Middle Temple, 2007

Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple, 2007

Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 2007

Queen Mother Scholar, Middle Temple, 2006

MA, University of Cambridge, Selwyn College, 2005

Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Member of the Northern Chancery Bar Association

Secretary and member of the North Eastern Circuit Commercial Bar Association


Contributor to The Rural Law Notebook

Contributor to Butterworth’s Property Insolvency

Past contributor to the Landlord and Tenant Factbook

Past contributor to Westlaw UK Insight