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Merger Creates One of Yorkshire’s Biggest Law Firms

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A merger between established Yorkshire law firms Keeble Hawson and hlw Commercial Lawyers LLP will create one of the region's biggest legal practices. The new firm will be called hlw Keeble Hawson.

Keeble Hawson hlw mergerhlw Commercial Lawyers operate across Leeds and Sheffield with law firm Keeble Hawson working from offices in Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster, offering services to businesses and individuals.

The milestone development taking effect from October 1st will create an even stronger team with a history of more than two centuries, providing legal services and a wealth of expertise in commercial, personal injury and private client practice areas. The practice will boast a team of around 250.

Commitment to further enhancing the quality of client delivery through a wider offering is top of the agenda for the merged practice, which will operate out of St. James' Row and Commercial Street in Sheffield, East Parade in Leeds and Princes Street in Doncaster.

Managing partner of Keeble Hawson, Paul Trudgill, commented:

"hlw's experience and ethos strongly reflects our culture and our commitment to quality and excellence. Bringing both firms together presents a great opportunity to build on the quality of support we offer already as a full service law firm to our clients now and in the future across Yorkshire, whilst maintaining the close client relationships that are at the heart of our approach."

Added hlw Senior Partner, Ron Whitlam: "The combined depth and breadth of knowledge and experience of both firms' commercial teams enables us to advise wide-ranging businesses from the sole trader to quoted companies and financial institutions. There is also the added advantage of being able to provide our existing clients with a comprehensive range of legal services in areas where hlw does not currently operate."

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