hlw Keeble Hawson
Commercial House, Commercial Street, Yorkshire, S1 2AT
hlw Keeble Hawson LLP is one of the region's biggest law firms with offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster. Described in the latest Legal 500 as a ‘key player in the South Yorkshire market' and ‘with rave reviews for client service', the firm employs more than 270 people, including around 100 solicitors, with 36 partners.
Established in October 2011 when Yorkshire law firm Keeble Hawson LLP and hlw Commercial Lawyers LLP merged, the firm has strengthened its position at the heart of the region's business community. In 2012 the practice acted for seven of the Top 30 Rapid Growth Companies and 36 of the Top 100 SMEs in South Yorkshire.
hlw Keeble Hawson is traditionally strong in a range of corporate services and has a respected private client team. The corporate team is lauded by Chambers 2013 as "a forward-thinking organisation" that is "trusted implicitly", with individuals earning praise for a "great level of commitment" and "excellent interpersonal skills".
The highly rated employment law team is named as one of the best in Sheffield and South Yorkshire by Legal 500 2012 who said "The personable team is strong in transport, engineering and professional services". Chambers guide also praises the team's "approachable, local service...delivered at a minute's notice" and for communicating "in a way that clients understand."
Examples of deals
Acted for Harworth Estates (the property arm of UK Coal) in the award-winning deal when Rolls-Royce invested £11m in the new enterprise zone at South Yorkshire's flagship Advanced Manufacturing Park
Advised administrators from The P&A Partnership on the sale of W Yeomans (Chesterfield) Ltd, the UK's largest independent outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, in a pre-pack deal that saw 84 stores and 435 employees transferred to a new company, Yeomans Outdoor Ltd.
Acted on the sale of Blundells Property Services, the leading estate agency in South Yorkshire, to Countrywide.
Seneca Investments - set up in 2011 to support the regional SME arena in a tough climate - has commissioned hlw Keeble Hawson on a number of investments which have safeguarded local jobs.
Acted for ELG Haniel Metals, an international stainless steel recycling group, on the acquisition of a bespoke manufacturing facility in Sheffield's Lower Don Valley.
Paul Trudgill - managing partner
Roger Dyson - partner, head of corporate & business
Neil Large - partner, corporate, Leeds
Rosemary Downs - partner, corporate, Doncaster
Richard Smith - partner, property
Richard Fergusson - partner, insolvency
Barry Warne - partner, employment
Ron Whitlam - partner, dispute resolution
Rebecca Kelly - associate, IP/IT
Old Cathedral Vicarage, St James' Row, Sheffield S1 1XA Tel: (0114) 272 2061
Hill House Chambers, 6/7 Regent Terrace, South Parade, Doncaster DN1 2EE Tel: (01302) 366831
Protection House, 16/17 East Parade, Leeds LS1 2BR Tel: (0113) 244 3121
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