Brendan Kelly QC

Brendan Kelly QC

"He really gets under the skin of a case and commands the complete confidence of his audience."

Legal 500 2017
Year of call: 1988 QC: 2008
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Brendan Kelly QC is described by the leading industry directory as having “a phenomenal court presence”. Brendan’s practice focuses on the provision of advice and advocacy in cases of fraud, serious crime, and regulatory law. As well as representing individuals, he is also sought out by regulated professionals for cases arising in the workplace. He also regularly advises and represents corporate clients, as well as their individual directors and officers (both in the UK and abroad), in all aspects of business crime.

As well as being ranked as a ‘Leading Silk’ in Crime and Financial Crime in Legal 500 and a ‘Leading Silk’ for Crime in Chambers UK, Brendan is ranked in Band 1 for Financial Crime in this years’ Chambers UK Guide where he is described as “A very measured advocate who commands considerable respect. He is a popular choice for individuals facing charges of fraud, money laundering and bribery. Of late, his focus has been on high-value tax fraud. 

What others say:

“A man with big character who is fantastic on his feet.” – Chambers UK 2017

“Charismatic, an experienced advocate and a great lawyer.”- Legal 500 2017

“Mr Kelly is a powerful advocate whom it is a delight to work with.” – Chambers UK 2017

“Extremely unflappable.” – Chambers UK 2017

“He’s very good if you’re seeking a barrister who can handle demanding clients very well.” – Chambers UK 2017

“He is a charming and persuasive advocate.”- Chambers UK 2016

“He has great gravitas.”- Chambers UK 2016

“He’s an excellent and charming advocate. He is charismatic and persuasive, intelligent and quick to get to the issues.” – Chambers UK 2015

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