For Yorkshire-based Keeble Hawson it was a fairly steady year, with a slight drop in revenue, from £10.7m to £10.6m. Dispute resolution saw significant growth, attributable to senior level recruitment that in turn bulked up the client base. The catastrophic personal injury team has a burgeoning reputation in South Yorkshire.
The firm operates a modified lockstep remuneration system. A remuneration committee made up of three equity partners distributes the merit-based pool. Managing partner Paul Trudgill sits alongside senior partner Tony Gregory, partner Richard Fergusson and the finance director on the management team, which is responsible for delivering the firm’s strategy.
Keeble Hawson, with offices in Doncaster, Leeds and Sheffield, is in favour of external investment and may look for external ownership or investment in its bulk personal injury practice in the future.
The firm is set to merge with HLW Commercial Lawyers, which will bring commercial work and a dedicated private client services team to the firm.