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Liam Kelly

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Liam Kelly - Deans Court Chambers

Education

  • University of Leeds – LLB Law
  • LLM Legal Practice incorporating the BPTC – Distinction
  • Society of Trusts and Estates – Diploma in Trusts and Estates (England and Wales) – Ongoing

Appointments

  • Attorney General’s Junior Junior Barrister Scheme
  • Advocate (Formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit)

Professional Associations

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Northern Circuit
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners – Affiliate
  • Chancery Bar Association

Awards

  • William James and Mary Spence Award – University of Leeds
  • Major Scholarship – The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award - The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Advocacy Scholarship – BPP University Law School
  • Regional Programme Leaders Scholarship – BPP University Law School

Profile

Liam joined Chambers in September 2020 after completing pupillage under the tutelage of Patrick Gilmore. Liam accepts instructions across all areas of family law including public and private children law and financial remedy work associated with divorce.

Liam is regularly instructed to appear before the Family Court and has also appeared in the County Court and High Court.

Liam has a particular interest in quasi-chancery/family areas of law, including disputes arising with family property such as claims brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and claims brought under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Liam is an Affiliate of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners and is currently enrolled on the Diploma in Trusts and Estates (England and Wales).

Prior to joining Chambers, Liam worked within the Business Process Outsourcing sector for over 8 years, leading and managing challenging campaigns, both in the UK and overseas. During his LLM, Liam worked as a paralegal at Hall Brown Family Law, often assisting in high net worth financial remedy proceedings.

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