Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly

Joint Managing Partner 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.

The Commercial Litigation Team was listed in the Legal 500 ranking for 2021 with Peter being mentioned. "Practice leader Peter Kelly has experience in contentious issues relating to debt recovery, breach of contract claims, and estate and probate-related claims."

Legal 500 2021

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…

We have always had a positive outcome when Neves have handled our cases for us and we will continue to use them indefinitely