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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,  Immigration and Direct/Public access.

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 -public law) and Guy Moore (second six- private law & finance).

Prior to joining chambers, Lee gained experience as a county advocate; working for a leading law firm in Cardiff and undertaking a scholarship to work at a leading civil firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

During his time at Cathedral Chambers, Lee has represented local authorities, parents and guardians within care proceedings. His experience includes representation at contested removal hearings through to final hearings. The issues within the case have included serious physical/emotional harm and sexual abuse. In addition, Lee gained experience representing clients at the Immigration & Asylum Tribunal.

More recently, Lee’s primary practice focuses on private law children and finance matters. He has a busy practice and is often instructed on complex and contested matters. Lee is an approachable and friendly barrister and always aims to put his client’s at ease.

Lee is also accredited by the Bar Council to undertake direct/public access work. This means that a client can instruct Lee in suitable cases without the need for a solicitor.


Private Law Children

Lee has developed a busy practice in private law children matters relating to Child Arrangements, Prohibited Steps and Specific Issues. He has gained extensive experience acting on behalf of parents, members of the family and the children’s guardian who have been appointed on behalf of the child.

Lee’s experience covers initial hearings right up to an appeal. He has experience relating to sensitive issues and has acted (although not exhaustive) in cases involving the below:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Physical/sexual/emotional harm
  • Substance misuse
  • Shared care/live with/contact
  • Relocation
  • Parental alienation
  • Prohibited Steps Order
  • Specific Issue i.e change of name/school location
  • Fact finding
  • Final hearings
  • Appeals


Family Finance

Lee is often instructed on matters relating to the financial element following a breakdown of a relationship. He has experience in respect of:

  • Maintenance pending suit
  • Financial Dispute Appointment Hearing (‘FDA’)
  • Contested interim hearings on discrete issues
  • Financial Dispute Resolution Hearings (‘FDR’)
  • Final Hearings


Non-molestation/Occupation orders

Lee has experience in representing those seeking/opposing such orders including at a final hearing.


Direct/Public Access

Lee is accredited by the Bar Council to undertake suitable direct/public access work.



  • Bar Professional Training Course, Cardiff University (2013)
  • LLB (Hons) 2:1, Swansea University (2009-2012)
  • Chartered Legal Executive (2017)



  • 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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