Kelly McKay Barrister

Kelly McKay


David Ross Chambers

Level 12

271 William Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Kelly practises exclusively in criminal law and regulatory matters.

She appears regularly as counsel in criminal trials.  Significant matters include:

Kelly appears for companies and individuals charged with offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Building Act.  She is also briefed to advise and appear for interested parties in Coronial matters.  Kelly has represented parties before various professional disciplinary tribunals and has appeared for witnesses in the public examinations conducted by IBAC.  She has advised and appeared in litigation involving proceeds of crime and post offence compensation.

Kelly frequently appears in County Court pleas and appeals and in bail applications in the Supreme Court.  She also has a substantial practice in the Magistrates’ Court, appearing regularly in committals, contested hearings and preliminary summary hearings.

Kelly was selected by Victoria Legal Aid to participate in the 2014/2015 Trial Counsel Development Program.  She is on the Victoria Legal Aid Preferred Trial Counsel List and has been granted an Indictable Crime Certificate.

Kelly is a member of David Ross Chambers, a boutique criminal defence chambers comprised of 17 successful barristers practising exclusively in the criminal law.

A profile of Kelly has been published by Galbally & Rolfe, one of Melbourne’s most prestigious criminal law firms.  See their article about Kelly here:

To get in touch with Kelly McKay | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or