Kells has been delivering outstanding service and legal excellence to commercial and personal clients – in Sydney and the Illawarra Region – for more than five decades.
Kells employs around 70 people, including 5 partners, in offices in Sydney and the Illawarra Region (Wollongong, Shellharbour and Dapto).
Established 50 years ago, Kells is ranked in the top-50 law firms in NSW.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has appointed the firm its local representative in the Illawarra Region.
Kells is a member of AustLaw - an association of 19 independent Australian law firms.
Committed to outstanding client service, the firm conducts regular client reviews and is structured to allow clients high levels of Partner access.
At the leading edge of technology, Kells has implemented a sophisticated matter management infrastructure and makes extensive use of electronic legal support tools.
Name: Roger Downs
Chairman of Partners
Team Leader of Commercial Law (Illawarra)
Accredited Specialist in Business Law and Property Law
Specialization: Business Law and Property Law
Publication: The Kells Report
The Kells Family Law Report
Looking At The Law
Has 30 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer handling clients ranging from local, regional and national entities to international institutions
Has been a partner with Kells since 1981 and partner in charge of the Commercial Team since 1990
Member of the NSW Law Society Business Law Committee
NSW Law Society representative on the Law Council of Australia Consumer Law Committee
The Law Council of Australia representative on the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) Small Business Advisory Group
Has supervised and mentored lawyers in Commercial team as the lead lawyer in a broad range of commercial transactions
Has acted as an expert as nominee of the President of the NSW Law Society to make an expert determination under a contractual dispute resolution clause
Recently provided evidence as an expert witness on Australian commercial law and practice in a commercial arbitration in Denver Colorado USA
It caters to local regional national and international clients.