Yorkshire law firm Keebles LLP has appointed Carolyn Byrne as a senior associate for its private client team.
Carolyn joins the firm with over 30 years’ experience as a tax and trusts advisor. She will work with Keebles’ private client team, led by partner Michele Wightman, and will be managing the administration of clients’ trust files and giving tax advice to assist the firm’s solicitors in dealing with their clients’ queries.
Originally from Cleethorpes, she will work across Keebles’ Sheffield and Doncaster offices. She joins after working for several other law firms in Nottingham and Lincolnshire in recent years.
As well as dealing with tax compliance, Carolyn will provide proactive and tailored tax advice for the firm’s clients. This will involve personal taxation, trust taxation, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, business tax issues and HM Revenue & Customs’ tax Enquiries.
Carolyn said: “I’m delighted to join Keebles as it’s a really personable firm with a great employee culture. The company also has an established portfolio of clients and a team which is used to receiving guidance on taxation matters, so I think it will be a great fit for me.
“Michele is a great team leader. She has been so supportive and has allowed me to make the role my own which makes things so much easier.”
Michele Wightman, Partner and Head of the Private Client team at Keebles, said: “I am thrilled that Carolyn has joined us. She has vast experience within her field, and it is going to be great for our solicitors to be able to call on her advice as we look to expand our private client trust offering.
“Joining a new firm remotely isn’t always easy but Carolyn has settled into the role well and I have no doubt she will be a huge asset for Keebles going forward.”
The firm’s Private Client team boast a wealth of expertise in Wills and Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning and Inheritance Tax, Wealth Management, Residential Conveyancing and Family Law.
With offices also in Doncaster and Leeds, Keebles is regarded as a key player by the Legal 500 and Chambers guides.