“Kayley is professional and reassuring. She combines legal insight with huge amounts of common sense- exactly what you need in a trusted advisor”  
JC (a client) – Operation Hornet, proceedings at Southwark Crown Court 2014.


Kayley Giddings is a senior solicitor and case handler at Brunskill. She works across all of the firm’s practice areas and is the firm’s expert in the field of coroners’ inquests.

She has spent many years advising and representing clients throughout all stages of criminal proceedings, from the initial interview at a police station to magistrates’ or Crown Court trial. She has conducted successful appeals all the way up to Court of Appeal level.

She has in depth experience of representing bereaved families in contentious inquests following the death of their loved ones. She has a detailed knowledge of inquest law and procedure and can provide expert advice on associated claims arising from an inquest’s conclusion.

Kayley read Law at the University of Chester, graduating with an upper second class degree in 2013. She went on to earn a distinction in her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Chester.

During her time at university, Kayley was a voluntary legal advisor for the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. She has an interest in human rights work within the criminal law and continues her pro bono work by being a participating member of Liberty.

Kayley is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Kayley is currently working on a number of very large and complex cases, including:

Operation Hornet (Southwark Crown Court) – £250 million HBOS bank corruption and fraudulent trading under the Companies Act 1985.
Operation Vista (Manchester Crown Court) – international conspiracy to launder the proceeds of a €40 million VAT .
Operation Doberman (Manchester Crown Court) – conspiracy to launder the proceeds of drug trafficking through property transactions.

Professional Memberships

Young Fraud Lawyers Association
Human Rights Lawyers Association