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Kelly Ann is a Solicitor in our ALT Disputes team, located in our Belfast office. 

Kelly Ann assists the wider ALT Disputes team and instructing teams throughout our global network to provide high quality outcomes for clients.

Kelly Ann has a wealth of experience in both civil and commercial litigation. Kelly Ann has 8 years' experience in litigation. Kelly Ann qualified as a Solicitor in 2019, specialising in defence insurance litigation. She has considerable experience in advising insurers in all aspects of defence litigation including Personal Injury, RTAs, Employers Liability, Public Liability as well as Professional Negligence claims, providing advice in relation to both quantum and liability. Kelly Ann has also assisted colleagues in some of the biggest commercial litigation cases in Northern Ireland. She also has experience in both Judicial Review and Insolvency. In 2021, Kelly Ann was involved in the successful outcome for her charity client in a Judicial Review before the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal. 

Kelly Ann also has considerable advocacy experience in both the County Court and High Court of Northern Ireland. 

Kelly Ann is also the co-lead of the Belfast Pro-Bono Network, working closely with instructing teams across the Global Network. In her capacity as Co-Lead of the Pro Bono Network, Kelly Ann has been involved in:

  • Leading a large team in Belfast in their involvement in a matter for an anti-death penalty charity client, which involved the team identifying individuals who are eligible to appeal their death penalty sentence under new legislation, in conjunction with other global Herbert Smith Freehills offices.



Kelly Ann has 8 years' experience in litigation. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, she trained and qualified in a UK-wide law firm, specialising in all aspects of defence insurance litigation.

Kelly Ann qualified as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland in September 2019.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Claims assessment on a large-scale remediation scheme involving a large retail client;
  • Various tasks, in particular in relation to the disclosure of relevant documentation in a large Public Inquiry;
  • Quality Control of documentation to be disclosed in a large-scale aviation claim for an Aircraft-leasing company.