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Rachel Crookes

Position
Partner

Office
hlw Keeble Hawson LLP
Protection House
16-17 East Parade
Leeds
LS1 2BR

Contact
Direct Dial: 0113 3993460

Rachel Crookes is the Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Debt Recovery departments in our Leeds office.

Key work:

Rachel joined the firm from international law firm DLA Piper where she was an associate. She qualified as a solicitor in 2004.

Born in Sheffield Rachel studied for her LLB at the University of Hull and then The College of Law, York.

Rachel has been head of a civil fraud team, handled multi million pound breach of contract disputes – involving companies based in the UK and abroad – as well as theft of confidential information and professional negligence claims – the latter on behalf of a number of mortgage lenders.

She has an impressive record of working with national companies and dealing with a wide range of disputes and litigation.

Background:

Rachel has acted for many companies including steel manufacturers, national retailers and financial organisations.

She has also acted in numerous claims relating to faulty goods (both claimant and defendant) - including acting for a national car dealership.

Case Study:

Rachel is experienced in civil fraud claims, recently acting for a client in uncovering an employee fraud involving over £1m.  The employee’s computer was forensically imaged to identify evidence linking it to the fraud, and Rachel obtained a court order against the employee’s bank compelling to disclose details of other parties to whom the money had been transferred.  Rachel then obtained a separate court order freezing the employee’s assets, then judgment against the employee for the client’s claim, recovering properties, bank balances, pension funds and vehicles    in part satisfaction of it as well as agreeing a repayment schedule with a third party.  Through working closely with the police Rachel also helped ensure the employee’s conviction for several serious offences resulting in a long prison sentence.

Sheffield

hlw Keeble Hawson LLP
Old Cathedral Vicarage
St James' Row
Sheffield
S1 1XA

T: 0114 272 2061
F: 0114 270 0813
DX: 10527 Sheffield 1

hlw Keeble Hawson LLP
Commercial House
Commercial Street
Sheffield
S1 2AT

T: 0114 276 5555
F: 0114 276 8066
DX: 10643 Sheffield 1

Leeds

hlw Keeble Hawson LLP
Protection House
16-17 East Parade
Leeds
LS1 2BR

T: 0113 244 3121
F: 0113 243 1100
DX: 12043 Leeds 1

Doncaster

hlw Keeble Hawson LLP
14 Prince's Street
Doncaster
DN1 3NJ

T: 01302 366831
F: 01302 329718
DX: 12562 Doncaster