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 a wide range of experience relating to claims against solicitors, accountants and financial advisers. Sean has a particular expertise in relation to claims against solicitors concerning property and business sales.
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. Mechanism for payment of sums under partnership option
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
Gray's Inn Entrance Award, William Shaw Award
Trent College; Selwyn College, Cambridge
Chancery Bar Association, Northern Chancery Bar Association, Association of Partnership Practitioners