Keeble Hawson hires two from local rivals

Keeble Hawson has boosted its clinical negligence and construction and dispute resolution departments with two lateral hires from fellow Yorkshire-based firms.

`Rachelle Mahapatra has come from Hartley & Worstenholme and Anthony Glaister has left Denison Till where he was a partner for 12 years.`Mahapatra said: “I was attracted to working in a bigger department and it felt like the right time to make a career move. I will continue to practise in clinical negligence, helping develop that area at Keeble Hawson.”`Mahapatra completed her articles with Hartley & Worstenholme and became a salaried partner in 1997. Keeble Hawson offers a more commercial environment, dealing with both client and defendant clinical negligence cases.`Mahapatra said: “There are lots of good, hardworking solicitors here and a real team philosophy.”`Glaister was unavailable for comment.