Foley's List Clerks are from diverse backgrounds and bring with them knowledge and skill to provide barristers with the administrative and logistical assistance to support their practice.

Foley's Clerks



Chief Executive Officer of Foley's List, John Kelly grew up in a family entrenched in the traditions of the law.

John was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1974, and by 1978 was awarded the prestigious Solicitor's Prize. With extensive experience in litigation and non-litigious matters, John has always remained keen to improve the governance of the profession, hence his appointment to the Law Institute Council in 1981. He held the position of President in 1989 - 90.

During this period, his interest extended beyond the law to include management and marketing best practice within the profession. It was this interest that drew him to the position of Head Clerk at Foley's List in 1994.

His current position oversees all areas of specialty - being a lawyer, he acknowledges and understands issues from both the barrister's and the solicitor's point of view.

While his hobby is golf, John remains rather sage, and secretive about his progress on the green.


P: (03) 9225 7654
M: 0412 360 174
E: johnkelly@foleys.com.au

John Kelly's LinkedIn profile


Andrew Turner

As Deputy Chief Clerk Andrew Turner's marketing and business development acumen makes him an important part of the Foley's List team. He is passionate about establishing relationships with and creating opportunities for the 300 barristers he represents. Andrew prides himself as being an expert negotiator and ‘fixer’.

Throughout his 14 + years at Foley's, Andrew has developed a thorough understanding in all areas of the law.

Andrew's pursuit of excellence extends to his personal life - he is an active volunteer member of a highly trained and skilled rescue team, the SES (State Emergency Services). Andrew was part of a team that was based in Taggerty after the 2009 Black Saturday fires and more recently was deployed to North West Victoria where he was directly involved in managing flood response. A licensed venomous snake catcher, Andrew also volunteers for Wildlife Victoria to capture and relocate wayward reptiles and other native animals. 

In his remaining spare time, Andrew enjoys the challenge of competing in ultra-endurance events. In 2012, he was selected as one of 20 international runners to take on the gruelling 96km Kokoda Trail. Andrew has also competed in the last nine Melbourne OXFAM 100km races, raising over $60,000. In 2013, he was one of only two solo riders to complete The Gibb Challenge, a 740km mountain bike ride from Broome to Kununurra. Collectively, the competitors raised over $250,000 for The Royal Flying Doctor Service. Most recently, Andrew competed in a 270km self-supported foot race through the Amazon Jungle, widely accepted as the toughest race of its kind in the world. We were extremely proud when the news broke that Andrew had won the race - he is the only Australian ever to do so. 

Andrew’s next major challenge includes a seven-day nonstop 600km Expedition (XPD) adventure race in Tasmania a two-day adventure race in New Zealand and a 180km mountain run through the Victorian high country. 

“The fitness thing keeps me focused on setting big goals in life. When you finish a big event and look back on some of the hurdles you had to conquer you realise that everything you face in life can be accomplished with focus, determination and hard work.” 


P: (03) 9225 8954
M: 0404 024 970
E: andrewturner@foleys.com.au

Andrew Turner's LinkedIn profile


Matt Parnell

Matt Parnell regards Foley's List as the leading list in Australia. With 20 years of clerking experience, the last two of which have been with Foley's, he assists John Kelly with key marketing and development strategies benefiting all Foley's List members.

After two decades of working in the law, he regards the List as extremely progressive, with the strength of members to provide the right barrister regardless of the type of case. He is across all areas of law and assists in the practice areas of Criminal Law, Workplace Relations and Human Rights.

He is an avid Tigers supporter and spent 10 years coaching cricket in various associations and continues to play and serve on a number of committees.


P: (03) 9225 6084
M: 0401 610 596
E: mattparnell@foleys.com.au

Matt Parnell's LinkedIn profile


Anna Barry has come to Foley’s List after extensive experience within the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. She has had the opportunity to work as a Registrar of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria in Melbourne CBD and suburban locations. As well as the time spent working in various multi-jurisdictional locations, Anna had the opportunity and experience in managing  two, one-person operated Court houses in regional Victoria.

After over five years working within the Magistrates’ Court, Anna has broadened her horizons and is excited to join the highly regarded team at Foley’s List. Anna brings with her wide-ranging knowledge of the Courts and operations in multiple jurisdictions as well as a positive outlook and enthusiasm in providing excellent service.

Anna is thrilled to be commencing her new career as a barrister clerk with Foley’s List and looks forward to building new relationships.

She is a fan of all musicals and enjoys attending AFL games and when the opportunity arises cheering on the Melbourne Football Club. 


P: (03) 9225 7882
M: 0497 333 213
E: annabarry@foleys.com.au 

Anna Barry's linkedin



Originally from South West Victoria, Stacey brings a wealth of legal experience with a career spanning over 10 years in civil litigation, with a particular focus in the Plaintiff and Defendant WorkCover jurisdiction.

Prior to commencing at Foley’s List, Stacey worked in South West Victoria for several years working for a local Plaintiff litigation firm. She also worked in Perth for the Australian Services Union and eventually joined Russell Kennedy Lawyers as a Senior Legal Secretary and WorkCover Trainer for over three years.  There, Stacey supported several lawyers, trained and mentored several staff members. She also managed in-house training sessions for the WorkCover division and developed training manuals in accordance with management and firm requirements.

A highly organised and meticulous individual, Stacey has a deep understanding of what the law demands from the legal profession.

Stacey is also a Justice of the Peace and has been volunteering her time within the community since 2013. Stacey is a keen Essendon supporter, enjoys travelling and a good glass of wine.

She is very pleased to join Foley’s List clerking team.


P: (03) 9225 8061
M: 0447 493 533
E: staceyguyett@foleys.com.au