Highly respected lawyer Tony Gregory – the driving force behind legacy firm Keeble Hawson and a key part of the team which brought about the merger of hlw and Keeble Hawson in 2011 – is retiring after 46 years with the firm.
Mr Gregory, joint senior partner at hlw Keeble Hawson – which operates out of four offices across Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster – has played a pivotal role in the continued success and reputation of Keeble Hawson, the practice he joined as an assistant solicitor in 1967.
A string of career successes include being awarded the Jurisprudence prize in his final LLB exams and attaining the Sidney Herbert Clay prize in his 1967 qualifying exam where he achieved top marks out of lawyers articled in Yorkshire.
In 2005 Mr Gregory was featured in the coveted Management category of The Lawyer’s Hot 100.
hlw Keeble Hawson managing partner Paul Trudgill said:
“I’ve had the privilege to work with Tony since 1998 and have found him to be a terrific lawyer whose commitment to developing long-standing relationships and thoroughly understanding clients and their businesses, goals and challenges is second to none.”
hlw Keeble Hawson senior partner Ron Whitlam said:
“Tony was vital to bringing together hlw and Keeble Hawson in the milestone merger and his reputation as a top lawyer and business leader precedes him.
“It’s been a pleasure working with him for the last two years and he will be missed by clients and colleagues alike.”