"Geoff is an exceptionally good barrister – he is a rare combination of being technically very strong, a highly persuasive advocate, and empathetic towards and supportive of the lay client." "He is extremely good with clients - calm, pragmatic and reassuring with an excellent grip of the case from the early stages."Chambers & Partners 2022
"An exceptionally bright and sharp advocate, with considerable experience in complex matrimonial finance cases."Legal 500 2022
"A master of the craft of advocacy and a delight to work with. His main strengths are his preparation, attention to detail, concise advocacy and wonderful way of handling the most difficult of clients."Chambers & Partners 2021
"Geoff is a top choice for any solicitor wishing to instruct on high net worth and complex financial matters. His confidence in dealing with difficult financial cases, is reassuring to both those who instruct him and his clients. He has an amazing ability to assimilate a plethora of information, and focus on the key facts in the case."Legal 500 2021
"His knowledge of financial settlements, trusts and companies is second to none."Legal 500, 2020
Geoffrey Kelly is specialist in the field of family finance, with many years of experience under his belt.
Geoffrey’s reputation is founded on many years of experience in resolving family finance issues. In particular he deals with financial remedies upon divorce or dissolution of civil partnerships, applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, property disputes between cohabitees and disputes regarding children.
Ranked as a leading junior in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, he is described as “particularly experienced in financial work for high net worth individuals and often undertakes work involving complex business structures and trusts. He is always well prepared and can see the bigger picture without getting bogged down in minutiae. He is a convincing advocate.”
Geoffrey regularly appears in the Principal Registry of the Family Division and local County Courts.
Represented highly successful businessman whose fortune was mainly generated subsequent to separation. Involved complicated issues of valuation of shares in a privately owned company.
Represented wife of retired businessman where there were significant funds but issues regarding the classification of matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets.
Acted for wife who was the co-owner of a boutique estate agents.
Instructed by wife in farming case where the husband alleged there were no available assets from which to make an award to her. Substantial issues regarding post-nuptial settlement.
Represented wife in case where the husband alleged that the assets all belonged to his family and nothing belonged to him.
Instructed by wife where she alleged that the husband had sought to defeat her claims by selling his shares in a private company at an undervalue.
Representing policemen (current and retired) where the significant issue was the treatment of his pension.
Acted on behalf of a highly successful business with complicated issues revolving around foreign trusts and EBTs.
Represented retired Premiership footballer where the assets were spread around the globe and where consideration of the significant liabilities incurred in a film partnership was required.