North West law firm Farleys has announced the promotion of Inquests lawyer Kelly Darlington to Associate Partner and Head of Inquests.

Darlington, who is based in Farleys’ Manchester office, joined the firm as a paralegal in 2009 and qualified as a solicitor in 2012. She has a national client base, specialising in Inquests and Actions against Detaining Authorities and represents bereaved families and interested persons, with a particular emphasis on deaths in prison, police custody, hospitals and local authority care.

Commenting on the promotion Jonathan Bridge, Partner at Farleys said “Kelly is an exceptional solicitor and is well respected by her clients. Kelly has been instrumental to the growth of our Inquest department and her promotion recognises her hard work and contribution to the growth of both the department and the firm.”

Kelly said: “I am thrilled to be promoted to Associate Partner and Head of Inquests here at Farleys and I’m excited to continue supporting the progression of the firm and develop the Inquest department.”