Brendan Kelly KC

Brendan Kelly KC

"He is a natural advocate and one of the best KCs at the Criminal Bar. Juries love his natural, eloquent and persuasive manner and clients love his avuncular, tactful and caring approach in conference."

Legal 500 UK 2024
Year of call: 1988 KC: 2008
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Sports Law

Brendan is often instructed to represent sports professionals, and recent work has included a racehorse trainer and a Formula One racing driver.

Notable Cases:

BHA v  Darren Williams

Represented Mr Williams when his licence was suspended following his acquittal at his renowned ‘Horse Race Fixing’ trial at The Old Bailey.

IRFU Paddy Jackson

Following Mr Jackson’s acquittal Brendan was instructed to represent the defendant before his professional sports body the IRFU.

BHA v Suzie Best

Brendan successfully represented Suzie Best in her application for a Horse Training Licence before the Licensing Committee of The British Horse Racing Authority. The application permits Mrs Best to train and run her own business from the family stables, Grandstand Stables in Lewes, formerly run by her husband, who was suspended as a trainer in December 2016. The application was opposed by The BHA, but despite their varied objections Mrs Best was granted a Licence permitting her to train forthwith.

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