hlw Keeble Hawson
hlw Keeble Hawson is marking a raft of milestones in a momentous year for the award-winning firm which has offices in Doncaster, Sheffield and Leeds.
The most recent Legal 500 and Chambers guides reinforce the practice’s reputation as a leading regional law firm offering unrivalled expertise across its commercial and private client areas.
A team of over 30 operates from Prince’s Street, at the heart of Doncaster, offering the entire range of legal services to both business and private clients who span listed companies and international groups, entrepreneurs, SMEs and individuals.
The firm’s commitment to recruiting, mentoring and developing the next generation of lawyers is reflected in office administrator, Kirsten Etheridge, being presented with an Outstanding Commitment to Learning award by YMCA Training earlier this year.
Team members singled out by Legal 500 include partner, Sarah Burton from the Commercial Litigation team which acts for many manufacturing clients and regularly handles contentious intellectual property issues, contract disputes, professional negligence, property litigation matters and contested probate.
The guide also applauded the ‘very strong’ Commercial Property team for its expertise in handling property portfolios for retail clients as well as advising developers, motor dealers and investors on acquisitions and disposals. The 2017 Chambers guide reinforces the department’s experience in investment property transactions and portfolio reorganisation.
A series of recent commissions include the firm representing growing property investment company, Empire Property Concepts, in a development to breathe new life into a disused former police building. Head of the Doncaster office, Partner Paul Goel, led the deal to fruition.
Antony Ball, who heads the Family Law department at Doncaster is praised as being ‘always approachable and pragmatic’ by Legal 500 who lauds the team for providing ‘high-quality, practical family law advice with a good range of alternative dispute resolution options’ .
A champion of giving back into its local communities, the Doncaster office supports the inspirational charity, Changing Lives, which provides specialist help for 6,000 socially excluded and vulnerable people every month. Fundraising activities this year include hosting a racing night via a big screen for clients and partners.
Partner, Paul Goel, said: “Being an integral part of one of Yorkshire’s largest legal firms, has a wealth of advantages. We benefit greatly from an infrastructure and admin function that allows us to concentrate on what we are good at without being distracted by business management.”
“Staff can also tap into a vast resource of legal talent, as hlw Keeble Hawson employs in excess of 200 people. This gives us unrivalled back-up when addressing even the most complex issues.”
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