Court of Protection
Kellie came to the bar following a 20-year career in Social Work, working in both Children’s and Adult’s services as a Social Worker but also in management roles. She has a particular interest in working with vulnerable clients, including older adults and adults with learning disabilities. She has held roles requiring her to make and oversee applications through the Court of Protection (COP) process on behalf of Local Authorities.
As a barrister, Kellie has undertaken inherent jurisdiction work for those aged under 18, property and affairs and health and welfare related COP applications. Having managed Social Work teams, she is keen to develop her practice in relation to decision-making as to aspects of individuals’ lives such as where clients should live or how they should best be supported within the realms of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Kellie’s background leads her to approach cases with sensitivity and a willingness to secure the best outcome for her client. She is skilled at being able to support clients to identify solutions at round table meetings so that matters can where possible be resolved between parties without requiring the intervention of the court.
“Client was really pleased with you representing her and has asked me to book you again” – Instructing solicitor, October 2023
“Kellie was fantastic. She really dialled into what is going on and got the best outcome for everyone” – Instructing solicitor, August 2023
“I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and your expertise today in court. I felt comfortable in an unusual and distressing environment and this was all down to you” – Lay client, May 2023
"My grateful thanks to Kelly for all the exceptional work she has put in for our client." - Instructing solicitor