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Kay Kelly

Partner - Head of Clinical/Medical Negligence Team


Kay's Teams

Clinical Negligence


Profile/Experience

Kay heads the clinical/medical negligence team, is a partner and a member of the Accredited Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel. She has over 20 years post qualification experience and in the last few years has specialised solely in clinical negligence cases on behalf of patients and their families. Kay is the training partner for the firm, and handles all applications for training contracts and recruiting trainee solicitors.

Kay has extensive experience in the field to include:-

  • Cerebral palsy and catastrophic brain injury cases
  • Obstetric and Paediatric cases
  • Cosmetic surgery errors
  • Claims arising from negligently performed surgery including cholyectstectomies, sterilisations, vascular surgery, neurological surgery and hip and knee replacements
  • Opthalmic negligence including failure to diagnose glaucoma
  • Oncology and delay in diagnosis of cancer cases
  • Diagnostic and treatment errors by GP and hospital
  • Cases involving spinal injuries and upper & lower limb amputations
  • Fatal accident cases including representation at Inquests

Kay is known for her commitment to ensure that her clients get access to justice, and she has a thorough and forensic approach with an ability to "turn a case around" and maximise damages.

She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and a recognised Senior Litigator and the firm's representative at the Society of Clinical Injury Solicitors.

In 2017, Kay spoke on Sky News following the enquiry into the number of baby deaths at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

Kay is recognised as a Leading Individual by the 2020 edition of The Legal 500, where the clinical negligence team is recognised as a tier one team in the West Midlands. The directory states that the team 'has a superb reputation across all areas of clinical negligence, with a particular proficiency in handling brain and spinal injury claims'.

Published testimonials in The Legal 500 state:

"Kay Kelly has a wealth of knowledge and experience and  filled us with confidence that she can assist us with all queries and important issues arising with our case. Both she and her associates are always on hand  to deal with any questions".

"Kay Kelly is outstanding and is very approachable and clients love her. She is tenacious, but level-headed. She is also a superb tactician".

Kay is recognised with a Band 1 ranking in the 2020 edition of Chambers UK which states; Clients consider department co-head Kay Kelly to be "very thorough, incredibly kind, compassionate and effective," adding that "she has the client's best interest at heart." Kelly demonstrates specialist expertise in complex birth injuries, delayed diagnosis cases and fatal claims. Interviewees observe that she is "entirely reliable and she gets things done very efficiently."

      

Client Quotes

We were kept up to date with progress and probate was compleated within the estimated time

- Mr Edwards, Worcester

Excellent representation in court

- Mr Gibson, Telford

Everyone was kind and understanding, she was brilliant - explained every part of the procedure. Totally recommend Lanyon Bowdler's services.

- Mrs A Harris, Ludlow

Going beyond the responsibility expected to ensure the satisfaction of the client.

- Mr Shaw, Hereford

Excellent staff in all respects. The process was clear, well managed and avoided unnecessary stresses or delays. The meetings were as focused and efficient as possible and costs were kept to a minimum throughout.

- Ms D Greaves, Hereford

Case Studies

19 Sep 2017

Damages Awarded After Loss of Sperm Samples

C received £20,000 for the failure to properly store and maintain samples of C’s sperm. As a result, C wa...