Paul Kelly joined Blacks Solicitors in 2002, where he trained, qualified, and became a Partner in 2011 and is currently Head of the Employment team.
Having practiced exclusively in employment law for 14 years, Paul is regarded as an experienced practitioner who is known for his common sense approach to dealing with employment disputes and his focus on achieving the best commercial outcome for his clients.
He specialises in advising on redundancy, restructuring, grievances, disciplinary procedures, and employment litigation, and has particular expertise in advising on and negotiating senior exit strategies on behalf of employers and employees.
Paul is frequently asked to provide commentary for national publications on a vast range of employment and HR issues such as the gig economy, the display of religious symbols at work and bereavement leave.
He is recognised by the Legal 500 as being a “phenomenal lawyer”, “personable” and “technically strong.”
Paul is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Law.
He supervises the Employment team on all matters.