Kelan specialises in matrimonial finance. He is known for being approachable and sensitive to the needs of each particular client. He realises that not everyone wants to deal with their private issues in court and is skilful in negotiating favourable outcomes for clients outside of court.
Inside of court, Kelan has considerable trial experience with a particular aptitude for the forensic process and persuasive advocacy, both written and oral. In all cases, he believes in providing sensible and commercial advice at the earliest opportunity and keeping a focus on the outcome throughout.
Kelan specialises in financial remedy claims. He is often instructed in matters involving complex issues, such as contested company valuations, on-shore and offshore trusts, non-disclosure, third-party claims and enforcement.
His cases often also have an international element, including disputes about jurisdiction/forum and claims after a foreign divorce. He has advised in relation to numerous jurisdictions and in particular has appeared frequently in court in Gibraltar.
Kelan is a registered public access practitioner.
Reputation & Awards
"Gets to grips with cases quickly, and is able to deal with difficult clients in a calm, measured and sensitive way." "He's a succinct writer who knows when to make the best points."CHAMBERS & PARTNERS 2021
“Works hard to get the right result, not just for the client but for all parties. He cares about the outcome and impact of any agreement or settlement, and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.” “Kelan has a lovely manner with clients, is focused in his approach and perseveres in order to achieve deals.” “He gets on top of tricky, complex issues and drills down into the detail.” Chambers & Partners, 2022
“Gets to grips with cases quickly, and is able to deal with difficult clients in a calm, measured and sensitive way.” “He’s a succinct writer who knows when to make the best points.” Chambers & Partners, 2021
“Kelan is very approachable, and goes the extra mile for his clients as he genuinely cares about them. He’s incredibly hard-working and an effective advocate in court. Judges like and respond well to him.” – Chambers & Partners, 2020
‘Kelan has a particular aptitude for getting to the heart of the matter – and the clients really appreciate his eye for detail, approachable manner and excellent advocacy skills too.’ – William Longrigg, Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys
‘Kelan is a seasoned campaigner who really engages with clients and provides sensible, pragmatic advice. In court he is a polished and very effective advocate who really fights his client’s corner.’ – David Greer, Partner at Schillings
St. Paul’s School London: 1995–2000
Trinity College Dublin: 2000–2004
Georgetown University: 2001–2002 (Socrates placement)
BBP Law School: 2005-2006 (GDL) and 2006–2007 (BVC)
Family Law Bar Association