After qualifying as a solicitor in March 2012, Kelly now practices as a solicitor in Inquests and Actions against Public Authorities.
Kelly is Head of the Inquest department and has a national client base. She specialises in representing bereaved families, with a particular emphasis on mental health related deaths, deaths in prison, police custody, hospitals and local authority care. She also has experience in representing bereaved families of military personnel.
Kelly also specialises in civil claims against the State involving breaches of the European Convention of Human Rights with a particular emphasis on human rights claims arising from the death of a loved one.
Kelly is experienced in representing clients in police complaints, actions against the police and prison service. She is experienced in bringing civil claims against local authorities where children have been abused or neglected in care and in representing victims of historic abuse in claims against local authorities, perpetrators of abuse, and making claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Family of Ky Che
Nick Pope - Father of Charlie Pope (Inquest client)
Debi Evans - Failure to Educate Claim
Ms C - Inquest Client
- CICA Client
Ms R - Civil Claim Client
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Kelly is a member of the INQUEST Lawyers Group and has a particular interest in public funding for bereaved families at inquests. She is involved in monitoring problems encountered and liaising with the Legal Aid Agency. She has also provided training on inquest funding to other practitioners. She is also a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL) and the Police Action Lawyers Group (PALG).