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.





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 at Foley’s List, Andrew Turner is well equipped to advise solicitors who are interested in taking the next step in their career. With over 14 years’ experience, Andrew brings an innovative approach to the industry, as well as strong management expertise, decision-making and problem-solving skills. Andrew is heavily involved in List management, business development, practice management, whilst personally selecting the best talent to join Foley’s List. In this position, Andrew is pivotal to the company’s development and business growth.

Andrew's pursuit of excellence extends to his personal life - he is an active volunteer member of a highly trained rescue team, the SES (State Emergency Services). He also assisted in the Black Saturday fires and more recently in the management of flood response in North West Victoria. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys competing in ultra-endurance events, like Melbourne’s 100km OXFAM and more recently a 270km self-supported foot race through the Amazon Jungle, widely accepted as the toughest race of its kind in the world. Andrew also holds the course record of the gruelling 96km Kokoda Trail in Papa New Guinea.

Andrew is well-known and respected for his ability to bring together people from different fields and is committed to knowledge sharing across these industries through extensive networking opportunities. Andrew is passionate about establishing relationships and is open to confidentially discuss career opportunities and tailor an individual’s career path.

In addition to his work, sporting and charity undertakings, Andrew also sits on the board of a privately-owned agriculture corporation.


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. 

December 2018: Anna is currently on maternity leave.


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