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Kelly Parsons (formerly Shaw)

Kelly Parsons (formerly Shaw)

Kelly Parsons, Head of Prison Law Department

Kelly Parsons is the Head of our fast growing Prison law Department.

Kelly has over 20 years’ experience in criminal law specialising in Prison Law and Crown Court litigation. She is also a qualified Police Station Representative.

The qualifications and experience gained over that time have allowed her to take a ‘cradle to grave’ approach, allowing her to see cases through from their initial investigation stage with the Police to conclusion at the Crown Court, later representing clients at Parole, Recall and Adjudication hearings within a prison setting.

Kelly has experience of dealing with the full range of criminal cases including murder, complex drug conspiracies, historic and current sexual offences, alongside serious violence and dishonesty allegations such as burglary and armed robbery.

Clients value Kelly’s thorough approach to every case. She is extremely sympathetic and personable meaning that both the client and their family build a good rapport with her. She has a history of dealing with clients with mental health issues and also youths who find themselves within the criminal justice system. Kelly will always go the extra mile to assist clients during some of the most mentally and physically exhausting times of their lives.

Whether she is representing a client in front of a parole panel, in-house advocate or independent counsel, clients can be confident that Kelly will work independently and obtain all the relevant information and evidence to present their best case.


Chesterfield Office:
5 Beetwell Street,
S40 1SH

Tel: 01246 387999
Email: kelly.parsons@vhsfletchers.co.uk

Prison Law

R v CD – Client re-released on licence following a recall for failure to be of good behaviour.

R v LB – Successful application for oral hearing to consider re-release following revocation of his licence for committing a further offence.

R v TM – Client’s adjudication dismissed in front of a District Judge. This related to an allegation of assault against a prison officer.

R v GK – Client serving an IPP Sentence (Imprisonment for Public Protection). GK has severe mental health issues and Kelly has assisted along with a number of fellow professionals to facilitate GK’s move to a lower secure hospital unit which can continue to assist with his day to day care. The IPP status is currently being reviewed by independent counsel and an application for Judicial Review may be submitted.

Crown Court

R v DB – Client pleaded guilty to four murders following complex investigations into his health and mental state and health at the time of the offending.

R v MS – Client acquitted of Murder following a 5-week trial.

R v CB – Client acquitted of a number of sexual offences against a child

R v IB – Charge of s18 GBH reduced to s20 against a family member. Client received a suspended sentence.

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