Margaret Kelly, MCIArb

Margaret is a skilled, talented and experienced family solicitor and practitioner, qualifying in the UK in 1982, and in Australia in 1985.

She specialises in all aspects of family law from complex financial and children matters to those that are more straightforward. She acts for clients both at the beginning (prenuptial pre-civil partnership agreements) and end of relationships.

Her clients range from housewives to high profile individuals. Cases will often involve overseas assets and trusts. Using all her skills she will strive to obtain the best outcome for her clients.

She has always had an interest in non-court based methods of resolving problems and trained as a mediator in 1995. She added to this skill set when she later trained in the hybrid model.

She is collaboratively trained and was one of the first to train in family arbitration and is qualified to undertake both financial and children arbitrations. She sits as a Deputy District Judge in London and is able to draw from the knowledge and skills acquired in that role when working on cases.

Margaret is regularly recognised in The Legal 500, below is a quote from 2019 edition:

“What Makes Margaret Kelly stand out is the following: her knowledge of the law, her deep commitment to the psychological wellbeing of her client; her capacity to remain in touch with her innate empathetic and compassionate stance towards her clients whilst delivering realistic and objective advice”

She speaks at Family Law conferences both in the UK and internationally as well as training other family law practitioners.

Margaret is a contributing author to the Resolution Family Disputes Handbook.

Clayton spent five years working in family law with a firm in Australia before moving to the UK in 1999. He deals with all aspects of family law, specialising in all family matters, offshore trusts, company structures, international law, prenuptial agreements, high net worth cases and cohabitation law.