Charlotte Kelly > DWF > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Charlotte is a Senior Associate based out of the Bristol and London Offices. Charlotte specialises in insurance and reinsurance litigation in the fields of product and public liability, EL/PL, aviation, product recalls and property litigation


Senior Associate


Charlotte has substantial expertise in advising insurers and their customers on UK and international property claims, including claims arising from floods and fire though to advising them on wider casualty EL and PL claims. Charlotte also handles complex product liability claims and has a well established product liability portfolio which typically falls into the areas of motor, engineering, aviation, medical devices and construction. She advises many well known manufacturers following product liability disputes and regularly handles aviation liability disputes which arise out of fatal or near miss air accidents. Charlotte has most recently been involved in coverage disputes in Europe and in the UK, fatal accidents involving high profile historic aircraft, property damage claims caused by low flying aircraft and contractual disputes arising from hangarage and maintenance obligations.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Charlotte Kelly  – DWF

DWF has been particularly busy in respect of COVID-related instructions at direct insurance and reinsurance levels, acting for both London market and international carriers, in addition to its expanding workload in product liability, property and Bermuda form. Described as a ‘pioneer in the classes he specialises in’, David Abbott is known for his political risk, trade credit and reinsurance work. For property and product liability, senior partner John Groome , Peter Barnes (particularly for Japanese and Far East markets) and Charlotte Kelly are also noted. Jonathan Moss and Antony Woodhouse also come recommended.