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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


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. She also volunteered as an advisor, advising individuals facing possession proceedings.

Shelley regularly appears in the county court on a range of different types of application hearings and trials. She is regularly instructed on matters involving personal injury, contractual disputes, Insolvency matters, possession proceedings and other land disputes.

Shelley also represents clients in the employment tribunal. She has experience representing both employees and employers at various stages in proceedings.

Shelley has produced written work in employment law, insolvency, company law and personal injury.


Shelley regularly represents clients in injunction proceedings and private law cases involving child  contact. She also accepts instruction on ancillary relief.

Shelley regularly appears in the county and magistrates’ court on a variety of family matters.

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


Shelley has appeared in the magistrates’ court both prosecuting and defending trials. She has received instruction from the prosecution, defence and probation service for various different hearings.

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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