Our Journey

Our Journey

Kelly Legal began as MS Kelly & Co Solicitors in 2004 when Sean Kelly acquired the small practice of a retiring solicitor in Mackay.  In 2007, the practice merged with long-standing local firm Searles Solicitors and adopted the name Kelly Legal.  Then in 2006, a separate conveyancing division Kelly Conveyancing was established, reflecting the firm’s commitment to providing high quality, service oriented residential conveyancing. 

Since our beginnings in 2004, Kelly Legal has grown to become a major provider of legal services in the Mackay region with its dedicated team of legal practitioners, conveyancing officers and paralegals offering services in most areas of law.  

Following a restructure in 2010, Kelly Legal welcomed directors Paul Kelly and Richard Callaghan who share Sean’s vision to providing an exceptional standard of client focused legal services.

The firm’s local success led to an expansion in 2011 with the opening of a second office in the Brisbane CBD. The firm continues to grow both locally and across Queensland, regularly examining and improving the services offered.  Our qualified legal practitioners boast a combined total of over 125 years industry experience across an expanding range of services.

Our growth has been driven by our desire to work with you - our clients - as more than just a legal advisor. When times are tough we're with you. When a deal has to be done we're with you. We offer expertise and guidance every step of the way.

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When I needed a solicitor quickly, Elspeth’s name was recommended quite a few times from family and friends. My matter was a very stressful and because I had cancer in 2008-2009 I was worried…

— Robert, Rural View

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I was able to see an experienced lawyer the next day without going on a waiting list.

— CF, Eimeo

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Elspeth told us what our rights were and what we were entitled to, and she was spot on.

— SD & SD, Belgian Gardens

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I found Elspeth to be kind and compassionate, but professional at the same time.

— KA, North Mackay

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Jane's letters that she sent to others on my behalf were brilliantly written.  She always explained everything to me in down to earth terms.  Jane is very intelligent and understanding and…

— JW, Glenwood

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My husband and myself recently purchased a block of land at Habana and we decided to use the Team at Kelly Legal. We had the up most professionalism and the contact between us and the Kelly legal team…

— KF, Ooralea

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This was our first property transaction in 48 years. Debbie always returned our phone calls straight away. She was kind to us and helped us understand what was going on and took the time to explain…

— MS & AS, Mount Pleasant

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