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Kelly Louise graduated with an LLB from the University of London international programs and passed the Seychelles Bar after which her pupilage with the firm Georges and Co Attorneys began and ended after two years.

On 17th May 2017 she was called to the Seychelles Bar and proceeded to practice law with Georges and Co, with a particular emphasis on employment, and commercial matters, heading the commercial division of the firm with the managing partner of Georges and Co Hon Bernard Georges. Kelly Is currently also serving as vice-chairperson for the Employment Tribunal.

Louise worked as a Legal Officer at the Mauritius Commercial Bank for a brief period between 2017-2018.

After being called to the Bar of England and Wales she commenced her pupilage with Kieran Shah’s chambers soon after in April 2018.

During her second year of pupilage a vice-chairperson position on the Family Tribunal of Seychelles opened up. She decided to take on a this challenge as she had studied family law both at undergraduate level and during the BPTC. She was appointed as one of the vice-chairpersons in April 2019 and remain a vice-chairperson three years on.

Her time on the Family Tribunal has at times been trying as she deals with cases involving very emotional matters, rarely rewarding, however she has gained patience and experience from it. She decided to attempt to take on a new role when she saw the post of Magistrate open up in late 2021.

“I think it is important as a young Seychellois to contribute to our society,” Louise states. “It is so easy to sit on the sidelines and criticise what goes wrong in Seychelles today, but I’ve always wanted to be part of the solution. I want to make a positive impact, make a difference however by upholding the laws of Seychelles and giving fair judgments.”

Kelly Louise is presently undertaking a part-time masters program with the University of London in Human Rights Law.

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