Kelly Bruton


Kelly Bruton joined the firm in 2017 as a consultant solicitor having previously headed up the family law team at a Hampshire law firm. Kelly is based in Fareham, Hampshire and she covers the South East of England but she also has clients throughout the UK and abroad.

Kelly qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and she has over 9 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of family law. Kelly specialises in divorce and financial settlements and children matters. Kelly has experience of dealing with high net worth financial settlements and in view of her close proximity to HMS Collingwood and HMS Sultan, she regularly acts for members of the Armed Forces. Kelly is also experienced in dealing with separation and co-habitation (Living Together Agreements).

In recognition of her high level of knowledge, experience and expertise in relation to children matters, Kelly has been awarded the Law Society’s Children Law accreditation.

Kelly has significant experience in child residence and contact matters, including applications where the child has either already been removed to a different country/jurisdiction or the parent is seeking to re-locate to a different country. Kelly regularly acts for grandparents wishing to retain contact with their grandchildren following the divorce or separation of the child’s parents. She also assists grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren and wish to apply for a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements Order.

With a strong background in property law, Kelly also acts for clients in respect of cohabitation or property disputes between unmarried couples. She also deals with applications for financial provision for children of unmarried couples.

Kelly is a member of Resolution which means she encourages clients to deal with family law disputes in a non-confrontational and constructive way.

Kelly is approachable and dedicated to providing the very best service to her clients. Outside of work Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, including her young son, and therefore she understands the importance of being a parent. Kelly is also a keen ice figure skater.

E: kellybruton@newleafsolicitors.co.uk

T:  01329 277770