Chris Kelly is a director based in our London office. He specialises in all areas of labour and employment law, advising UK-based and international businesses on contentious and non-contentious matters. Chris is often praised by clients for his ability to respond rapidly with clear and commercially sensitive advice.

Chris has also provided bespoke in-house training on conducting disciplinary investigations, handling grievances and responding to Tribunal litigation.

Chris is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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  • Managing a number of complex Tribunal claims, including recently securing the withdrawal of multi-party claims filed against a public sector employer in a case involving 30 witnesses. 
  • Advising on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions. Assisted with a NASDAQ-listed company’s acquisition of a leading UK technology company. Managed various redundancies and other terminations to address underperformance issues in the target business after the deal completed.  
  • Guiding clients through organisational change, including advising on large-scale redundancies and recently assisted a client in implementing new terms and conditions for over 300 employees.
  • Drafting and advising on employment contracts and policy documentation from junior to board level.
  • Supporting HR professionals on a wide range of issues such as the application of TUPE, long-term or persistent sickness absences, internal investigations and processes, and handling difficult exits.


  • College of Law, L.P.C., 2010
  • College of Law, 2009
  • The University of Southampton, B.A., honours, 2006


  • England and Wales, 2012

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