Elaine Kelly – Partner

Elaine has over 10 years’ experience advising on Jersey law having worked at two of Jersey’s largest international law firms. She joined Ward Yates in August 2015 from Ogier where she was a senior associate in their Business and Trust Law Group. Elaine was promoted to Partner in August 2016.

Elaine has a broad corporate and finance background and was recommended by Legal 500 2017 in the categories of corporate and commercial and banking and finance. Her corporate expertise includes advising both public and private companies on high profile sales and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint venture arrangements, IPOs, high yield bond issuances and cash box transactions relating to placings and rights issues on the London Stock Exchange. On the finance side, she has significant experience advising on senior and mezzanine lending and security involving a range of Jersey structures, including limited partnerships, discretionary trusts, JPUTs and companies.

Elaine graduated from Bournemouth University in 2005 with a first class degree in law.  She qualified as an English solicitor in 2008 and was sworn in as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2012.

T: +44 (0) 1534 883853
M: +44 (0) 7797 858748
E: elaine.kelly@wardyates.com