Meet Kelsey

Kelsey Murrell

Kelsey Murrell

Higher Education Practice Lead and Senior Associate

Kelsey, as a Senior Associate and the firm’s Higher Education Practice Lead, works on a broad range of cases for the firm including UK and US employment matters, civil litigation and Title IX. Kelsey is particularly experienced in cases involving discrimination, harassment and sexual assault.

Kelsey received her BA in English from the University of Kansas in 2012 with the highest distinction. She also gained an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies in 2013 and an MSc in Social Anthropology from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar before completing her Graduate Diploma in Law in 2017 and her LLM and LPC with distinction in 2019 at the University of Law, Bloomsbury.

Outside the office, Kelsey enjoys rowing, fishing and walking her dog.

Interview with Kelsey MurrellInterview with Kelsey Murrell

I will always be grateful for your unwavering support of me. Equally, I will always be grateful for showing me how to find my voice and strength.

Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

It was such a weight off our shoulders; suddenly somebody else with a lot more experience was managing the case.

Sandeep Mander, Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

To get the result you got you must be as tough with your legal opposites as you are kind and understanding to your clients.

AOA client, confidential

Compared with other law firms I’ve worked with, no one matches the combination that McO has of experience, brilliance, ferocious fighting and deep empathy for their clients.

Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential

I would like to say from bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you to all the team. Now I can go and forget my former employer. God bless you all.

Unfair Dismissal client, confidential