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John Kelly

Partner | Nottingham

"John Kelly has a no nonsense approach to finding pragmatic solutions. Reassuringly this pragmatism is built on a foundation of deep technical knowledge combined with many years of experience. John has been an indispensable resource when dealing with complicated contractual situations, as well as a pleasure to deal with."
The Legal 500, 2024

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About John

An experienced dispute lawyer, John specialises in complex construction defects cases, including dealing with matters of professional negligence. He also has significant experience in bringing and defending construction adjudications on matters of termination, payment, extension of time and defects.

John has growing experience with international construction disputes. He has been involved within the construction industry since leaving school in 1982, until beginning re-training as a solicitor in 2000 focusing solely on construction law.

John’s in-depth sector knowledge is a significant advantage in assessing a client’s position. It allows John to work efficiently with his clients and enables him to obtain a quick grasp on the issues to be resolved. John is frequently brought in to assist on problem projects to help guide the project team, protecting a client’s position against a back drop of a live contract.

John is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, with a BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying, Dip Law and Dip Adjudication.

John is listed as a Recommended Lawyer and a Next Generation Partner in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

Notable work & expertise


  • "His commercial awareness and detailed knowledge in the field of quantity surveying are second to none."

    Client testimonial, Managing Director

    Rayden Engineering

  • "I have always found him to provide exceptional commercial advice, with the ultimate aim of providing cost effective dispute resolution. I have no...

    Client testimonial, Managing Director

    SGI Group

  • "John Kelly in particular is an outstanding Lawyer: very sharp, diligent, measured and knowledgeable."

    The Legal 500, 2024

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