Daphne Davidson Kelly


Daphne is a Consultant, specialising in Wills, Probate, Trusts and management of the affairs of elderly clients.

Work Areas

While a specialist in wills and probate, Daphne also has extensive experience of residential conveyancing and obtained the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Standard (“CQS”) for her firm.

She also has experience of dealing with estates with property in France, and has a working knowledge of the French language.

Career History

Daphne studied for an MA LLB at Edinburgh University and qualified as a solicitor in Scotland with W & J Burness WS in 1970.  For some years she was an Assistant Secretary with the Scotch Whisky Association specialising in export related issues.

She moved to England and qualified as a solicitor in in England and Wales in 1991.   She has been running her own practice as a sole practitioner for nearly 20 years before amalgamating her practice with MacDonald Oates in October 2015.

Professional Association

Daphne is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”)


In her spare time Daphne enjoys literature, sculpture, gardening and travelling to her property in Normandy.

T: 01428 727978
E: daphne.davidsonkelly@macdonaldoates.co.uk
Office: Petersfield

Position: Consultant Solicitor
Qualifications: STEP
Expertise: Wills, Trusts, Probate and management of affairs of elderly clients.