Kelly graduated from Northumbria University in 2008 with a first class LLB Exempting degree in Law and was awarded the Watson Burton prize for best overall performance on her degree upon graduation. Further in November 2009, Kelly was awarded the Newcastle Law Society Northumbria University LLB Exempting Degree Prize 2008.
Having a particular interest in Intellectual Property, Kelly commenced her training contract with McDaniel & Co. in August 2008 and qualified on 16 August 2010. Kelly enjoys working on both contentious and non-contentious Intellectual Property matters and has developed a strong case load in both areas having run cases in both the Chancery Division of the High Court and the Patent’s County Court. Kelly advises on trade mark and design registrations both nationally and internationally on a regular basis and is also involved in worldwide trade mark portfolio management for a number of clients. In addition Kelly also represents clients in proceedings in relarion to trade marks and registered designs before both the UK Intellectual Property Office and also the OHIM.
Kelly presently works at the office of J Barbour & Sons Limited on one day per week on a secondment basis handling Intellectual Property related matters and working as a Brand Protection Officer. This role has allowed Kelly to achieve a high level of commercial insight and thus she is acutely aware of a client’s key business considerations when giving advice.
Outside of work Kelly enjoys running and is presently learning to play the guitar.