Since coming to the Bar, Kelly has predominantly appeared on matters listed for more than 10 sitting days. Most recently, Kelly was lead on an international arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
In 2016, Kelly appeared, unled, on Citigold Corporation Limited v. Chief Executive, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (No 5)  QLC 62 which was heard over 21 sitting days and she achieved a very favourable outcome for her client.
She has appeared as Counsel in the Supreme Court, Land Court, District Court and Federal Court of Australia.
She is a nationally accredited mediator and is the General Editor of the LexisNexis Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Bulletin. She holds a statutory appointment as a General Referee on the Queensland Government Development Tribunal. In 2017, Kelly was appointed to the Land Court ADR Panel as a Panel Mediator.
She is a past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland, a past Chair of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (Qld Chapter), and current committee member of Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association.
Kelly has a particular interest in shipping and maritime law.
She is an accomplished presenter and regularly presents at national and state conferences.
Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Building and Construction
Mining, Energy and Resources
Transportation Law (Aviation/Maritime)
First call to the Bar - 17 September 2010
High Court of Australia - 3 April 2006
Queensland Supreme Court - 30 January 2006
Masters of Laws (International Trade – Maritime) (University of Queensland) 2007
Articles of Clerkship - Carter Newell Lawyers (2004-2006)
Bachelor of Law (Griffith University) 2004
Bachelor of Commerce - Politics and Public Policy (Griffith University) 2004
Somerville House (1986 – 1997)
General Editor - LexisNexis Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Bulletin
Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association – Committee member
General Referee on the Queensland Government Development Tribunal
Seminars Sub-committee - Queensland Environmental Law Association
Bar Association of Queensland - International Law Committee
Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association
Bar Association of Queensland
Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand
Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House
Women on Boards
Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
Women Lawyers Association of Queensland - President (2014-2015)
Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand – Chair (2014-2015)
Bar Association of Queensland – Council member (2013)
Law Council of Australia – Australian Young Lawyers Committee (2013)
Nationally Accredited Mediator – NADRAC (2011- 2013)
WLAQ – Social Secretary (2007) Committee member (2012)
BAQ Flood Advice Scheme – Mediation coordinator (2011/2012)