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Kelly Whittaker

Managing Associate | Bristol

"Kelly Whittaker punches well above her weight for someone of her PQE – excellent knowledge of the CPR and manages large and complex cases very well."
The Legal 500, 2024

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About Kelly

Kelly Whittaker is a Managing Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team having recently joined the dynamic and growing Bristol office.  Recognised for her excellent procedural knowledge and dedication to the cases she works on, Kelly helps clients navigate complex disputes both externally and behind the scenes.

Having worked in industry before embarking on a legal career, Kelly has first hand experience of the commercial realities clients face. She is adept at balancing these competing demands including between risk mitigation, commercial objectives, management time and costs. 

Kelly is recognised for her extensive experience in professional negligence actions having acted on some of the largest negligence claims in the High Court within the last 10 years. Her experience in this area is broad and includes claims against solicitors, surveyors/valuers, financial advisors and brokers, actuaries, auditors, accountants and engineers. 

Alongside her professional negligence expertise, Kelly has advised extensively on company, shareholder and partnership disputes (including unfair prejudice petitions); contractual disputes across a wide range of sectors and on obtaining urgent injunctive relief (including freezing orders). 

Kelly is well able to identify the issues central to a dispute and to convey these in a straightforward no nonsense manner ensuring parties focus on the real barriers to resolution. This serves clients especially well during the ADR process and has seen her successfully help settle many matters at, or shortly following, mediation.

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  • "Kelly Whittaker is an excellent litigator who is building up extensive experience of professional negligence actions – she operates well above he...

    The Legal 500, 2024

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