Stewart Kelly, Legal Assistant

Stewart is a member of our Child Care Law team and is based at our Head Office in Wakefield.

Tel: 01924 882000

Department:
Child Care Law

Address:
19 Cheapside, Wakefield, WF1 2SD

Profile

Stewart is a member of our Child Care Law team, and mostly works alongside experienced Legal Executive Advocate Laura Taylor, representing Wakefield Local Authority as agents. Stewart also attends Legal Planning meetings, also known as PLO meetings, often representing vulnerable parents in what can be very emotional circumstances. He attends at court with Counsel who either represent parents in care proceedings or Social workers where Switalskis represent the Local Authority.

 

Experience

Stewart is a member of our Child Care Law team, and mostly works alongside experienced Legal Executive Advocate Laura Taylor, representing Wakefield Local Authority as agents. Stewart also attends Legal Planning meetings, also known as PLO meetings, often representing vulnerable parents in what can be very emotional circumstances. He attends at court with Counsel who either represent parents in care proceedings or Social workers where Switalskis represent the Local Authority.

 

Stewart has worked in the legal profession since 1996 and completed his police station accreditation in 1999. In his time with Switalskis, Stewart has worked with our Criminal Law and Housing Law departments, before moving to our Wakefield office to join our Child Care Law team. Across the three departments he has built up a great deal of experience helping vulnerable clients.

More about Stewart

We asked Stewart:

Q: What do you enjoy about your role?
A: I like representing vulnerable clients and the diversity of the day to day work I do. I am usually the first person that the client will see if the Local Authority have arranged a PLO meeting. I enjoy interacting with other professionals including representatives from other solicitors, social workers and Barristers at court.

Q: What can clients expect from you? 
A: Clients can expect a sympathetic but realistic attitude towards their case. I worked in the Crime department until May 2016 and was offered the opportunity to join the care department which I did as a new challenge.

Q: What are your interests outside of work? 
A: I enjoy traveling, walking and cycling. I enjoy spending quality time with my family. I also like to watch motorbike racing including Moto GP and the Isle of Man TT racing.

To speak to Stewart or any member of the Child Care Law team, contact us through the website or call us on 0800 138 0458