Keebles LLP – one of Yorkshire’s largest law firms with offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster – is regarded as a key player by the Legal 500 and Chambers guides.



Experienced commercial and private client teams offer unrivalled expertise, support, guidance and technical advice to national and international corporate groups, AIM-listed clients, entrepreneurs, SMEs and individuals.

Keebles, formerly hlw Keeble Hawson, boasts an impressive portfolio of corporate, SME, entrepreneurs, owner-managed and AIM-listed clients across sectors including healthcare, creative and digital and manufacturing.

Clients include Wyndham Worldwide, Surgical Innovations Group plc, Pressure Technologies plc, Horbury Group, Heathcotes Group, Harworth Group and YFM Private Equity.

The latest Legal 500 edition again recommends the ‘very strong’ Commercial Property department along with the Employment team, Commercial Litigation department – and the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery practice.

The guide praises the multi-award winning Corporate and Commercial department, where ‘Partner accessibility has always been a strong point’. Named Law Firm of the Year at Sheffield City Region Dealmakers Awards 2017 and 2018, three deals the team acted in also clinched key accolades.

Likewise applauded is the Private Client Department which includes the Family Law practice – lauded for its ‘high-quality, practical family law advice’.

The Chambers UK 2018 guide also reaffirms Keebles reputation a leading Yorkshire law firm, describing the corporate and commercial department as ‘Strong in transactions involving the financial services and manufacturing sectors, among others’.

The firm’s wealth of deals include advising AIM listed Surgical Innovations Group on its £9.4m placing and acquisition of Elemental Healthcare, representing Capital Refactories Ltd on its purchase of refactory product manufacturer, Pymetric Refactories Ltd – and providing strategic advice to Cooper Brown Enterprises Ltd on acquiring a significant interest in CNC engineering specialist, BG Engineering Ltd.

Along with advising HSBC Bank plc on funding WSG Provalve Ltd’s acquisition of Leeds-based independent valve repair specialist, Provalve Ltd, the also team represented Pressure Technologies plc on its £5m placing and accelerated bookbuild and advised NYSE listed Wyndham Worldwide on its acquisition of specialist home exchange provider Love Home Swap.

Paul Trudgill – Managing Partner

Matt Ainsworth – Head of Corporate & Commercial

Richard Smith – Head of Commercial Property

Paul Goel – Commercial Property


Additional key contacts

Natalie Nattress – Head of Insolvency & Business Recovery

Michael Peacock – Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Giles Searby – Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Michele Wightman – Head of Private Client

Barry Warne – Head of Employment Law

Alaric Birch – Commercial Property

Sarah Burton – Litigation & Dispute Resolution

George Connell – Private Client

Rachel Crookes – Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Head of Debt Recovery

Vanessa Fox – Head of Family

Craig Law – Commercial Property

Andrew McKenzie-Smith – Property Litigation

Cassandra Zanelli – Head of PM Legal Services



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