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Lee Kelleher

Lee Kelleher

Family Barrister


01633 215112

Lee Kelleher

Year of Call: 2013
Areas of practice

Private and Public Law, TOLATA, Matrimonial, Finance and Immigration.

Practice overview

Lee joined Cathedral Chambers as a tenant in July 2018 following successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Christine Abbott (first six) and Guy Moore (second six). Prior to pupillage, he built up general experience in law during his employment at Hugh James; where he worked mainly in the areas of product liability and personal injury.

Lee then took a sabbatical in 2015. This was as a result of securing a scholarship to work in a leading law firm in Malaysia where he dealt with a range of civil matters. He also worked briefly as a county court advocate.

Lee is now developing a busy and growing practice in all areas of family law. He is an approachable and friendly barrister and clients report that they are grateful for his honest advice.


He has represented local authorities, parents and guardians within care proceedings. His experience includes representation at contested removal hearings through to final hearings. He has also gained an exposure to a wide range of complex issues including serious physical/emotional harm and sexual abuse. This has enabled him to deal with clients that are vulnerable, lack capacity and are going through a very difficult period in their lives.

Private Law

Lee regularly receives instructions at all stages of proceedings, these include applications for Child Arrangements, Prohibited Steps, Non-Molestation and Specific Issue orders.

Lee has gained experience in dealing with allegations of physical/emotional harm, sexual harm and domestic abuse. He has conducted hearings involving these issues at fact-finding level as well as final hearings.

Financial Remedies

Lee has conducted a range of hearings including’s FDA’s and FDR’s. He has successfully negotiated final orders using his practical and client focused approach.


Chambers is situated close to the Immigration & Asylum Tribunal. Throughout his second six, Lee gained experience of conducting bail applications and appeals which have been successful.

  • Bar Professional Training Course, Cardiff University (2013)
  • LLB (Hons) 2:1, Swansea University (2009-2012)
  • Thomas Philip Scholarship (Malaysia)
  • Glamorgan Further Education Trust Fund
  • Swansea University Criminal Law Scholarship
  • Gray’s Inn
  • Family Law Bar Association
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