Sheffield solicitors promoted at hlwKeebleHawson

28th May 2012

One of the region's largest law firms, hlwKeebleHawson which has offices in Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster has promoted two of its Sheffield-based solicitors to associate status.

As part of its policy of progressing talented people from within, the company has promoted Kate Gelder of the clinical and medical negligence department and Owen Brown, who specialises in personal injury cases. Kate has been part of the same team since starting her trainingin 2006 at Frank Allen Pennington Solicitors in Doncaster, which later became a part of KeebleHawson. KeebleHawson merged with hlwCommercial Lawyers in October last year to form hlwKeebleHawson. Kate, who shares her time between the firm's Sheffield and Doncaster offices, said: It is a privilege to work within our highly regarded clinical negligence team. I particularlyenjoy the opportunity to help a wide range of clients with a variety of cases. Owen joined the firm in 2010 after working with legal practices in London and Manchester. He said: I was attracted by the practice's excellent reputation and the quality of their work, and I have very much enjoyed being a part of the friendly team here over the past two years. The firm has also expanded its clinical negligence department in Sheffield with the appointment of solicitor Lucy Garnham. Qualifying in 2010 and with experience as a paralegal in regional offices of a major national firm, Lucy will play a significant role at hlwKeebleHawson. Managing Partner Paul Trudgill said: Our specialist teams have acted for claimants in a number of high profile cases across a range of personal injury and negligence disciplines. Owen and Kate have each made a real impact through their hard work and expertise, and we are delighted to move them up to the next level. We also warmly welcome Lucy to hlwKeebleHawson and I am sure she will quickly become a valued member of the team. For information on hlwKeebleHawson visit

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