Name: Ann Kelly
Location: Flintshire, North Wales
Costs Drafting History: 3 years
Qualifications: Higher Diploma in Administrative Procedures (1988) and successfully completed ACL Modular Course (2013)
Ann has worked in the legal profession since 2001. She started in private practice as a Legal Secretary in Criminal, Personal Injury and Family. Progressed to Billing Clerk/Legal Costs Co-ordinator for NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) in Birkenhead, Wirral, a children’s charity, dealing with all billing aspects of Legal Aid hourly rate billing (incl court and LA assessed bills, EX80a, claim preparation) and the registration and managing of High Cost Cases.
From 2015-2020 Ann worked as a Barristers’ Fees Clerk/Credit Control Manager at Coram Chambers, London, dealing with all areas of Legal Aid as well as Private & Local Authority work. Areas of expertise within Legal Aid include FAS, hourly rate, High Cost/Events/FGF.
Profile: Ann has 2 grown up daughters, one works as a dog trainer/behaviourist and the other as a primary school teacher. She loves the piano and musical theatre and she also sings in a musical theatre choir based in London. Ann likes to keep fit (from HIIT training to yoga!) and dance. At her home in Wales we have a cat and 5 dogs (all rescued).
Favourite Film: Ann likes Forrest Gump, The Sound of Music and The Shawshank Redemption.
Claim to fame: Ann is a trained Remedial Massage Therapist and she appeared on the Noel Edmonds show in the 1980s!