Kelly Walters

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Consilia Legal

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Kelly is a Senior Associate Solicitor and has practiced family law exclusively for over 15 years.

Kelly completed her first degree in Business and Legal Studies in 2001 and obtained the Common Professional Exam and Legal Practice  Course qualification in 2003.  Upon qualification Kelly practiced family law in the South Wales region for 8 years and moved back to Yorkshire in 2011.

In 2018, she became the Head of Department at Favell Smith and Lawson Solicitors practicing in both Sheffield and the Peak District.

In 2019, Kelly joined the Chair of Resolution Director (North and West Yorkshire) Laura Clapton at Consilia Legal to become part of a dynamic team and expand her skill base into family mediation.  Kelly successfully completed her training as a family mediator in 2020 and is currently working towards her accreditation portfolio.

Kelly has experience dealing with high net worth finance cases including those with an international element as well as businesses and complex pension structures.  Kelly assists clients all over the world including Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and China and advises in cases worth over £1,000,000.

Kelly is also instructed by the Official Solicitor in London for individuals who lack financial and litigation capacity.

Kelly also advises in respect of non-married couples including Schedule 1 applications and Trust of Lands Act applications.

She is regularly instructed in respect of complex children cases including children with high level disabilities and special needs.  Kelly represents extended family members including grandparents .  She secured a Live-With Order for a grandparent coupled with a supervision order providing support for the family.  Kelly recently obtained a Parental Responsibility Order for a non-biological father in a case in which both biological parents contested the application. Kelly regularly advises in respect of Child Arrangements Orders including Prohibited Steps and Specific Issue Orders.

Kelly specialises in the following areas:

Kelly is a member of Resolution and tries her utmost to deal with matters using a non-inflammatory approach.  In situations where this is not possible,  Kelly asserts a more robust approach and offers realistic practical guidance together with a tailored service to meet the individuals needs.  Kelly provides the support necessary to obtain a positive outcome in what can be a very difficult time and makes herself personally available.

Kelly employs a range of strategies to resolve situations quickly with as little stress as possible whether client led, via mediation  or by way of other constructive negotiation.  Kelly advocates other forms of dispute resolution including Arbitration, private FDR’s and collaborative approaches.

Consilia Legal is listed in the Legal 500 for family law and recognised nationally  in the Times top  200 law firms.

Here is a review about Kelly’s work as a family practitioner:

‘ I had used another company prior to Consilia Legal for advice in my separation but the approach was really aggressive and i didn’t feel like they truly had time for me which is why I gave Consilia a call. 

Straight away they were fair and far more pragmatic , seeking always to be cost effective when it came to resolving the issues I faced.

The solicitor I dealt with always had time and my best interests at heart and was always available to help me with any questions I had.

I can highly recommend them, but honestly… I hope I never need to use them again!’

R D from Leeds

Out of court services offered

Areas of work
Children (divorce and separation) Finances (divorce and separation)
Offers mediation for
All issues

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