hlw Keeble Hawson partner bows out after four decades in profession

Chris Wilson with Paul Trudgill

Chris Wilson, a corporate partner at hlw Keeble Hawson, retires this week after a successful career which has seen the legal sector undergo seismic developments.   

Qualifying in 1976, Chris began his career predominantly practicing divorce and criminal law at Sheffield-based Russell & Creswick where he became senior partner. He remained with the firm through its 2005 merger with hlw – and its subsequent merger with Keeble Hawson in 2011.

Chris has spent over two decades advising the region’s SMEs on wide-ranging corporate and commercial commissions including acquisitions and disposals, management buy outs, management buy ins – and shareholder agreements.

A rugby enthusiast, Chris was president of Sheffield Rugby Club from 2012-2014 where he is a member and a former player.

He said: “The legal landscape has undergone far-reaching changes – both technological and in the way lawyers provide legal services – since I embarked on my career. I’ve enjoyed making a positive contribution to hlw Keeble Hawson’s development and wish the firm every success as it continues to go from strength to strength.” 

hlw Keeble Hawson managing partner, Paul Trudgill, said: “Chris is highly respected as a talented and approachable lawyer who has been instrumental to the development of our corporate team – one of the largest of its kind in the region. He will be missed by his colleagues and we wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement.”     


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