Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly

Consultant and Head of Disputes

Career History

Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA), Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)

I started in a – somewhat Dickensian – City firm (no longer in existence). I came to Neves in 1984, since when I have enjoyed a hugely varied caseload – all involving disputed issues.

I stepped down as a partner of Neves in March 2022.

The Commercial Litigation Team was listed in the Legal 500 ranking for 2022 with Peter being mentioned. "Practice leader Peter Kelly deals with contentious matters relating to debt recovery, and estate and probate related claims." Being recommended by Legal 500 provides clients with an independent assessment of our ability, gives a flavour of who we are and what sets us apart from other law firms.

Legal 500 2022 leading firm

Recent Cases

I am currently involved in a number of disputes relating to disputed wills and estates, an expanding area of work. I am acting for a defendant in a multi-defendant million pound commercial claim in the High Court. My work encompasses debt recovery, breach of contract claims, injunctions, commercial and residential landlord and tenant, estate and probate related claims (including Inheritance Act claims), and land related disputes.


What makes me human

My family, laughter, chianti, a winning badminton shot (rare), a bicycle ride, ice cold akwavit with herrings on New Years Eve (my Swedish heritage).

Latest posts

What are the key facts that you need to know should you find your business faced with a potential dispute?

This applies to any dispute or incident, whether started by you or brought against you (for example, a dispute with a trading partner or a pro…

Peter was first class, we were always kept informed and up to date on all matters at what was a very stressful time.