hlw Keeble Hawson partner bows out after four decades in profession
27th April 2017
Chris Wilson, a corporate partner at hlw Keeble Hawson, retires this week after a successful career which has seen the legal sector undergo seismic developments.
Qualifying in 1976, Chris began his career predominantly practicing divorce and criminal law at Sheffield-based Russell & Creswick where he became senior partner. He remained with the firm through its 2005 merger with hlw - and its subsequent merger with Keeble Hawson in 2011. Chris has spent over two decades advising the region's SMEs on wide-ranging corporate and commercial commissions including acquisitions and disposals, management buy outs, management buy ins - and shareholder agreements. A rugby enthusiast, Chris was president of Sheffield Rugby Club from 2012-2014 where he is a member and a former player. He said: -The legal landscape has undergone far-reaching changes - both technological and in the way lawyers provide legal services - since I embarked on my career. I've enjoyed making a positive contribution to hlw Keeble Hawson's development and wish the firm every success as it continues to go from strength to strength. hlw Keeble Hawson managing partner, Paul Trudgill, said: -Chris is highly respected as a talented and approachable lawyer who has been instrumental to the development of our corporate team - one of the largest of its kind in the region. He will be missed by his colleagues and we wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement." Employing over 200 people, hlw Keeble Hawson is one of the region's largest law practices with offices in Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster.