hlw Keeble Hawson – one of Yorkshire’s largest law firms with offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster – has changed its name to Keebles to reflect its growth and forward-looking vision.
The rebrand is among a series of formative developments for the practice which is further expanding its private client and commercial teams with 20 new appointments already in 2018.
Keebles’ award-winning 14-strong corporate department – one of the biggest of its kind in the region – is in the final line-up for more accolades this year after being ranked fifth out of Yorkshire and Humber’s top ten advisors in Experian’s M & A 2017 report.
Recent high-profile deals include representing Barnsley-based Nationwide Retail Systems Limited in its acquisition by Civica UK Limited – and acting for F1 logistics specialists, Delivered on Time Limited, on its sale to Global logistics business DHL.
Additional highlights in 2018 include hosting a European conference on Brexit for fellow members of Consulegis, a high-profile international network of independent law firms and professional advisers.
Paul Trudgill, Keebles managing partner, said: “We’re proud of our rich heritage which has served businesses and individuals in Yorkshire for over a century. It was important that our new identity acknowledged our past and reflected our modernity and standing as one of the region’s most experienced and respected firms.
“As a practice with 19 partners whose commitment to develop and nurture top talent is reflected in our ongoing raft of appointments, our rebrand underpins our dynamic vision and expansion.”
Keebles client portfolio spans listed companies and international groups, entrepreneurs, SMEs and individuals. Clients include Pressure Technologies, Acorn Industrial Services, Horbury Group, Hill Care, ELG Haniel Metals and its German parent company ELG Haniel and UK Steel Enterprise, a subsidiary of TATA Steel.