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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. Watch the clip below.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

Kay is recognised by the 2019 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 'put their clients' interests at the centre of their work'.

Kay is recognised with a Band 1 ranking in the 2019 edition of Chambers UK which states; "Department head Kay Kelly has handled a broad spectrum of cases in this field. She continues to receive a wide range of mandates including delays in diagnosis of cancer and birth injuries. Market commentators highlight her experience and professionalism, saying that "she really fights for her clients."

The directory also says: Kay Kelly regularly assists with an impressive spread of clinical negligence matters, offering particular expertise in complex, high-value birth injury claims. She is additionally adept in cases of psychiatric injury and fatal claims. Clients report that "she has a vast knowledge and utilises it well. She has always been quick to respond and kept us up to date at all times," adding: "She has been wonderful to work with and made us feel like we matter."

Client Testimonials

We would like to offer our sincere gratitude for the kindness, understanding and professionalism you have given during this very difficult time. We would not hesitate to recommend the services of Lanyon Bowdler.

- Ms H Gardiner, Herefordshire

You do what you say you are going to do within an estimated timescale

- Mrs Lewis, Bromyard

A very good service - it simplified the appeal process for me considerably which went very smoothly.

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

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

- Mr Edwards, Worcester

Straight forward and relevant advice relating to Wills

- Mr & Mrs Walton, Shrewsbury

Client Quotes

Friendly and understanding in an awkward situation.

- Mr R Jones, Ruthin

Competence and detailed legal knowledge.

- Mr S Martin & Mrs R Martin, Shrewsbury

How easy it was to speak to her and she explained the situation to me in ways that I could understand.

- Mrs S Mizrahi, Hereford

Great communication and persistence with difficult defendant.

- Mr J Partington, Whitchurch

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

- Mr Edwards, Worcester

Latest Case Study

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...