Mr Paul Kelly > Blacks Solicitors LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Blacks Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Employment Law


Partner and Head of Employment


Paul Kelly joined Blacks Solicitors in 2002, where he trained, qualified, and became a Partner in 2011. He is Head of the Employment team and supports Owner Managed Businesses (OMBs) and senior executives.

Having practiced exclusively in employment law for 14 years, Paul is regarded as an experienced practitioner who is known for his common sense approach to dealing with employment disputes and his focus on achieving the best commercial outcome for his clients.

He specialises in advising on redundancy, restructuring, grievances, disciplinary procedures, and employment litigation, and has particular expertise in advising on and negotiating senior exit strategies on behalf of employers and employees.

In addition, Paul successfully represented the claimant in the matters of Campbell v Leeds United AFC, two high profile claims of race and sex discrimination against this well-known football club.

Paul also provides regular commentary for national publications on a vast range of employment and HR issues such as the gig economy, the display of religious symbols at work and bereavement leave.


Employment Lawyers Association

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Employment > Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Blacks Solicitors LLP acts for both employers and employees on the full gamut of issues, including specialist offerings in claims against the Police and Ministry of Defence, and advising GP surgeries and dentists. It is also regularly instructed by educational institutions. Paul Kelly and Tom Moyes  jointly lead the team, that clients praise for having a ‘personal touch’. David Ward , Chris Allen and Euan Lawrence are also recommended.