Leeds 0113 228 5000
Newcastle 0191 221 2121
Called 1990 Email Sean
Sean undertakes a broad range of Chancery and commercial work with emphasis on partnerships, company law, banking, contractual disputes, land law (including land registration), landlord and tenant and administration of estates. Sean has a science background and also deals with engineering and technical disputes.
As well as litigation, Sean is experienced in non-contentious drafting and transactional advice particularly with regard to companies and partnerships.
Authorised to accept public access work.
Sean has been an accredited mediator since 2011.
"He has a detailed grasp of the law and the ability to meet challenges by judges with a detailed response." "He has an encyclopedic knowledge and a very calm manner."Chambers & Partners 2020
Sean undertakes a full range of Business and Property Court work with an emphasis on partnerships, company law, banking, contractual disputes, real property and administration of estates. Recent work includes:
Sean has extensive experience of professional negligence claims relating to conveyancing, business sales and the sale of financial products.
Sean has extensive experience in relation to company and partnership disputes affecting estates.
Sean undertakes a broad range of work relating to property disputes including title disputes, conveyancing negligence, landlord and tenant (residential and business) disputes and easements.
Chambers & Partners 2021 Band 3
"Sean is very pleasant and very able." "He has great response times."
Legal 500 2021 - Tier 1 - Chancery, Probate and Tax
‘Excellent collaborator. Doesn't take over a job but provides stable support and steer, especially on complex matters. Great with clients in conference and written advice is clear and concise.’
Legal 500 2021 - Tier 2 - Commercial Litigation
‘A calm and measured approach to instructions. Advice is always clear and straight to the point. Unflappable. Delivers excellent pleadings and documents which are concise and strike to the heart of the issues.’
Legal 500 2021 - Tier 2 - Property and Construction
‘An impressive depth of knowledge in property law. Delivers advice on complicated issues in a way which lay clients can decipher and understand without difficulty.’
Chambers & Partners 2020 - band 3
Experienced barrister recognised for his broad-based expertise on chancery and commercial matters. He advises on partnership disputes, professional negligence and insolvency cases. Kelly also handles non-contentious work and advises on transactional matters touching upon partnership and company law.
Strengths: "He has a detailed grasp of the law and the ability to meet challenges by judges with a detailed response." "He has an encyclopedic knowledge and a very calm manner."
Legal 500 2020 - Tier 1 - Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law
‘Very good for banking law.’
Chambers & Partners 2019
"Experienced barrister recognised for his broad-based expertise on chancery and commercial matters."
Legal 500 2018/2019
"He has a fantastic ability to quickly assimilate the key details in a case."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"Very good on his feet, calm, measured and friendly."
Legal 500 2017
"His cross-examinations are always a joy to watch."
Chambers & Partners 2017
"He is robust and gets to grips with a case quickly while not losing sight of the overall commercial objectives."
Jackson v Mulvaney  1 WLR 368 (CA). Extent of easement capable of being acquired by prescription.
Re Taylor (A Bankrupt)  Ch 150, HHJ Kershaw, QC. Retrospective permission to issue claim against bankrupt.
Faulkner v Benett  EWHC 3702 (Ch), HHJ Hodge, QC. Validity of amendment to articles of association to require former members to transfer shares.
Liddle v Liddle  BPIR 1538, HHJ Davis-White, QC. "Whether a debt can be partially ascertained for the purposes of a statutory demand."
Banks v Turner & Grainger 20/02/18 (Lawtel), HHJ Klein. Claim to strike out partnership action for misjoinder of additional parties.
Graham v Graham 08/05/18 (Lawtel) HHJ Pelling, QC. Proprietary estoppel relating to acquisition of land by one partner during partnership
Liddle v Liddle  EWCA Civ 346 with the following explanation. “Date when sum due under a partnership option is ascertained”
Gray's Inn Entrance Award, William Shaw Award
Trent College; Selwyn College, Cambridge
Chancery Bar Association, Northern Chancery Bar Association, Association of Partnership Practitioners