Amanda Kelly

Head of Immigration

Amanda joined JfKL in June 2022 to help amplify its mission to widen access to justice. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 having completed training seats in immigration, public law, and family/childcare law at a Legal 500 ranked firm in London. Amanda specialises in immigration, asylum and human rights law, and has experience in advising both privately funded and legally aided clients.

She has a particular interest in the rights of migrant children and has a clear passion in this niche area, including the readiness to challenge and effect change where appropriate. Heading up the charity’s immigration department, Amanda represents children and young adults with complex circumstances.

Amanda has amassed significant experience in personal immigration, asylum and refugee law, nationality matters, and applications based on human rights claims. Her wealth of experience enables her to navigate difficult situations and outline the best application route and strategy in line with the client’s specific objectives. She combines professional integrity with a holistic understanding of her client’s issues delivered to an exemplary standard. In addition to this, Amanda has worked on cases before the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal.

She is particularly committed to representing the most vulnerable individuals, including victims of torture, trafficking, domestic violence, and unaccompanied minors who are under the care of the Local Authority.

Amanda is accredited as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker and Supervisor under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS) which means she has demonstrated the requisite level of competence in immigration and asylum law as defined by the Law Society.

In her downtime, Amanda enjoys theatre, interior designing, scenic countryside walks and bird watching.

Area of work
Immigration law