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Shelley Connolly

Shelley accepts instructions across a range of chambers’ specialisms having been invited to become a member of chambers in October 2016, upon the successful completion of her pupillage.
Shelley Connolly

Civil

Shelley accepts instruction in all areas of civil law.

Prior to starting her pupillage, she worked for two years as an employment law consultant and for a further two years as a county court advocate. As an advocate Shelley appeared in the county court on a daily basis in a range of different types of application hearings and trials. She was regularly instructed on matters involving personal injury, contract disputes, possession proceedings and insolvency. Further to that, Shelley volunteered as an advisor, advising those facing possession proceedings.

Shelley continues to regularly appear in the county court on a range of different matters.

Shelley has produced written work in Employment Law, Insolvency, Company Law and Personal Injury.

Crime


Shelley regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court both prosecuting and defending trials. She has received instruction from the prosecution, defence and probation service for various different hearings in the Crown Court and often represents in Crown Court appeals. 

Shelley has also represented prisoners at numerous Parole Board hearings.

Family


Shelley regularly represents parties in injunction proceedings and private law cases involving child contact.

Shelley has provided written work in ancillary relief matters and advice in relation to procedural elements of family law proceedings.



Shelley joined us as a 1st six pupil based in Ipswich in October 2015, being supervised first by criminal team leader Lynne Shirley and then, in her 2nd six, by civil practitioner Nicholas Michael.

After graduating from her law degree, Shelley completed the BPTC in Manchester achieving an overall grade of “Outstanding”. As a result of her achievements at the BPTC, Shelley was nominated for the Richard Isaacson Memorial Scholarship and she received a prize for outstanding achievement from the Inner Temple.
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