Peter Kelly

Joint Managing Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
I have been impressed with your ability to listen well and to enable somebody like me to achieve what I felt I needed, in the way I wanted to do it.


Peter qualified as a solicitor in 1981. He joined Neves in 1984 and became a partner in 1986. He specialises in litigation with an emphasis on employment law. Peter has enjoyed litigation for 20 years because, he says, of his argumentative nature. However he regards himself primarily as a problem solver, with the ability to think laterally to get the right practical solution for the client. He says: "if we end up in Court somebody has failed. The loser failed to recognise that possibility but the winner failed to persuade the loser of that probability!" Peter is a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association.

Recent work includes

  • Opposing in the High Court an employer's application for an injunction to enforce an employee's restrictive covenant.
  • Acting for an employer against former employees to restrain use of wrongfully taken confidential material belonging to the employer.
  • Successfully defending an estate against a strong claim for relief by the partner of the deceased.

Outside interests

Peter’s most favourite times are holidays with his family. He enjoys cycling and occasionally goes on a long cycle ride for charity.



"Excellent service and good value for money"

"Peter Kelly, Partner and Head of Employment Law and Civil Litigation helped me immensely end a dispute. Peter empathised with me and supported me with the lows and highs of my case.
5 out of 5"
A satisfied client of Peter Kelly via Which? Local

“Polite, Friendly and Professional” A satisfied client of Peter Kelly

“Our case was very complicated running for nearly two years.  Throughout we received the most reliable advice and support.  We always felt in control with our point of view being taken into account every step of the way.  I would not hesitate in recommending Neves and have already done so.   Neves won our case for us which proves their knowledge, skills and experience are a must for anyone who requires proper expert advice.” A satisfied client of Peter Kelly, James Harvey and Elizabeth McGlone.

“Aside from my comments regarding our fantastic win and settlement James, Elizabeth and Peter were fantastic ambassadors for Neves and were always willing to go the extra mile for us.  They were always very professional, confident in their experience and committed to achieving a result.  With thanks for all  your time and effort; we are extremely grateful.” A satisfied client of Peter Kelly, Elizabeth McGlone and James Harvey.


"I will be recommending your services on Which magazine, because of all the solicitors that I have had to deal with - you are the very best of! You empathised  with me and supported me with the lows and highs of my case." A satisfied client of Peter Kelly

"Peter was first class, we were always kept informed and up to date on all matters at what was a very stressful time" A satisfied client of Peter Kelly

“Dear Peter Kelly,I would like to thank you and Neves Solicitors, and also Miss Elizabeth McGlone in the way my case was handled!
Firstly Elizabeth always contacted me on each occasion to update me on each action with advise.
Secondly the speed in which each legal part took place.
Thirdly for the result which was achieved with success and the settlement that I received on time.
It was a pleasure to deal with Elizabeth.
Thank you once again”
A satisfied client of Peter Kelly and Elizabeth McGlone