NEW APPOINTMENTS: Next generation begin roles at Sheffield legal practice

New trainee solicitors at hlw Keeble Hawson. L-R: James Redshaw, Sherelle O'Brien, Emily King, Giles Shearby (partner), Shazad Yasser, Chris Thornton, Chris Dalby.
New trainee solicitors at hlw Keeble Hawson. L-R: James Redshaw, Sherelle O'Brien, Emily King, Giles Shearby (partner), Shazad Yasser, Chris Thornton, Chris Dalby.
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A law firm is helping to bring along the next generation of solicitors by appointing seven new trainees.

The new recruits will join hlw Keeble Hawson’s commercial and private client teams across offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster.

In the Sheffield base, James Redshaw joins the employment team, Emily King is working in the residential conveyancing department, Chris Thornton is based in the claimant personal injury department and Sherelle O’Brien joins the private client team.

Chris Dalby takes up a role in clinical negligence headed by partner Janet Baker who has been awarded a tier 1 ranking in the latest Chambers legal guide - with Shazad Yasser and Richard Barrett joining the corporate teams at the firm’s Leeds and Doncaster offices respectively.

Partner Giles Searby said encouraging fresh talent is a key strategy for the practice.

He added: “As a firm we are proud of our strong reputation and commitment to recruiting, training and developing talent across all levels - and I’m confident that our new trainees will make a significant contribution to our future achievements and growth.

“I wish them every success during this formative period in their careers.”

The developments follow a series of appointments in recent months which include the firm taking on four newly qualified solicitors after completing their training contracts - and promoting seven new associates.

hlw Keeble Hawson receives prominent rankings in the latest Legal 500 list - a guide to the country’s top legal firms.

The firm boasts 19 lawyers recommended in the list across both its commercial and private client practice areas.

The company is also ranked in the top 10 in Experian’s table of the most active advisers in Yorkshire’s mergers and acquisitions market during 2013 and 2014.

hlw Keeble Hawson also ranks in The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report 2014 – a league table of the UK’s 200 leading law practices.