Legal 500 UK guide reflects Keebles LLP’s strong performance

The Legal 500 UK 2019-2020 guide reinforces Keebles’ extensive expertise as a leading, multi-award winning Yorkshire legal firm.

Keebles’ Corporate and Commercial Department, which retained its coveted Law Firm of the Year title at the Sheffield City Region 2019 Dealmakers Awards for the third year running, continues to be applauded as a key player.

Corporate Partner, Matt Ainsworth, is regarded as a ‘Leading Individual’ and is praised as ‘highly-regarded’ and for ‘always understanding the clients’.

Award-winning dealmaker Paul Trudgill and recently promoted Partner Michael Hall, who is also recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner’, are commended.

Ranked in Tier 2 of the guide are the Commercial Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Employment and Family Departments.

A client testimonial in the guide describes the Commercial Property Department as a ‘truly first-class service’ as well as the dealings with the firm as ‘nothing but excellent’ and ‘on every occasion the team is knowledgeable and provides accurate advice which is delivered in a professional but personable manner’.

Praising Partner and department head Richard Smith as a ‘Leading Individual’, the guide recognises his expertise for investor clients. Keebles’ Partners Paul Goel, Craig Law and Paul Russell are also commended.

Spearheaded by Partner Michael Peacock, Keebles’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution is praised as a ‘leading firm in Sheffield’ and for providing ‘an excellent service, combining a high level of legal expertise and efficiency’.

Keebles’ Employment team is recognised for our large portfolio of Yorkshire-based businesses and praises department head Catherine Wilson’s expertise in handling discrimination and whistleblowing claims.

Our Family Department is recognised as ‘extremely committed’ and for ‘going the extra mile’. Keebles’ Legal Director Antony Ball and Senior Associate Rebecca Crofts are acknowledged for being ‘extremely capable’ and ‘compassionate advocates.’

The debt recovery team is praised for ‘exemplary service’ and for having a ‘strong and helpful team’. Legal 500 also regard Charise Marsden as a ‘Next Generation Partner’.

Keebles’ expert Banking and Finance and Insolvency and Corporate Recovery teams are commended, and lawyers singled out in the Sport Department include Senior Associate Andrew Broadbent and department head Giles Searby.

The highly experienced Private Client division, led by Michele Wightman, which handles personal tax, trusts and probate work including tax planning, Court of Protection work and personal injury trusts is also recognised.

Partner Paul Trudgill said: “The latest Legal 500 guide reflects our fantastic sustained success and the breadth of the talent we are proud to have at Keebles.

“To gain recognition in such glowing terms across 11 departments, is a testament to the consistent, high-quality service the firm delivers every day for our clients.”

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