Kelly has specialised in property and land disputes since 2002.
She has extensive experience in providing estate management and dispute advice to both commercial landlords and occupiers, including lease renewal, rent recovery, breach of covenant, lease termination (including forfeiture) and dilapidations. Her clients have included retail giant AS Watson (Superdrug, Savers, The Perfume Store and Hutchinson 3G), national estate agents Your Move, manufacturer Swarco Traffic, investment enterprise company The Peel Group, developers Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon and Strada/Coppa Club in the leisure industry.
Kelly also has a wide-ranging real property dispute practice dealing with matters such as rights of way, trespass, easements, rights by long use (prescriptive right), drainage/flooding and right to light. She regularly utilises her legal knowledge and practical experience to assist landowners, occupiers and developers in establishing and resolving issues in relation to such matters. Often involving facilitating and gathering evidence from diverse sources to ensure all rights and obligations are fully understood and evidenced with the aim of avoiding litigation.
Since marrying a fifth generation Yorkshire farmer in 2007, Kelly has built up a niche agricultural litigation practice. Her ability to understand the unique challenges, motivations and personalities of the farming and landed estate community has made her the go to advisor for many land agents. In addition to land agents, she is instructed by farmers, tenants, landed estates, developers and lenders in relation to both contentious and estate management issues.
Kelly clients range from PLC’s to the local farmer. She prides herself on being able to interpret, explain and discuss matters at a level appropriate and relevant to each individual client. Her commercial approach and high rate of success in mediations motivates her to be cost conscious on behalf of her clients but mindful of matters other than costs. Kelly’s approach is to naturally work as a team with her client and other professional advisors to ensure she understands the bigger picture as well and as the matter before her.
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