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Kelly Gerrard Kelly Gerrard

Kelly Gerrard

Knowledge Development Lawyer

Kelly is a Knowledge Development Lawyer and Legal Director sitting within the Family team. Kelly joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2001 upon qualification and practised as a family lawyer for 14 years specialising in high net worth divorce and private children law matters. Following a career break Kelly became a Knowledge Development Lawyer at a City firm and then rejoined Payne Hicks Beach in January 2020 supporting the Family team in a knowledge management capacity and providing research, technical know how and training to her fellow solicitors.

Reported cases:

  • Corbett v Corbett [2003] EWCA Civ 559  - Court of Appeal
  • Judge v Judge [2008] EWCA Civ 1458Court of Appeal
  • SR v RS [2014] EWHC 4305
  • Robertson v Robertson [2016] EWHC 613


  • The argument for a return to the Calderbank regime – Family Law March 2019
  • FDR appointment: No room for manoeuvre – Family Law Journal November 2019

Kelly read Jurisprudence at Christ Church, Oxford University and is a member of Resolution.

Qualified 2001, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2001, Legal Director 2020.

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