Kelly qualified as a solicitor in 2019 and joined Shoosmiths in August 2020. She is part of the Disputed Wills and Trusts team. Kelly acts for claimants, defendants and executors in a wide range of disputes including:

  • challenges to the validity of a will;
  • claims for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975;
  • professional negligence arising out of negligent will drafting or estate administration;
  • removal of executors; and
  • proprietary estoppel claims.

Kelly's work highlights include:

  • acting for a claimant in the removal of an executor of her late father's estate;
  • defending a claim for reasonable financial provision being made by an adult child;
  • acting for an adult child in a claim for reasonable financial provision; and
  • acting for a claimant challenging the validity of her late mother's will on the ground of lack of capacity
 
Kelly acts for clients nationally.

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