Kelly specialises in immigration and nationality law and advises corporate and private clients, primarily in relation to the categories of stay based on business/work/skills.

She also advises on student and family categories as well as European Free Movement rights and British nationality. 

Kelly was drawn to immigration law because of her international background; she is a dual national and has US and British citizenship. She has lived in the USA, Iran, Thailand and the Philippines and her parents now live in Hawaii.


  • Advised a British citizen married to a Bhutanese national to assist with her visa application. 


Kelly read psychology and anthropology at Durham University and completed a Master's degree in social anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. After working on the Southeast Asia desk at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, she decided to pursue a career in law. Kelly completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Westminster and College of Law in London and was admitted as a solicitor in March 1999. Kelly was a solicitor at specialist immigration firm, Sturtivant & Co in London, for over seven years.


Kelly lives near Banbury and enjoys riding and surfing (when in Hawaii). She also loves the countryside and spending time with her family.