Further expansion for Keebles commercial property team

Keebles has boosted its commercial property team with two new appointments.

The arrivals of solicitor Jonathan Gott, who advises on the acquisition, disposal and lettings of commercial and high-value residential property, and solicitor Hollie Hemmens, who acts for property developers and investors with substantial property portfolios, bring the Keebles commercial property team to 23.

The team operates across offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster, which was further strengthened earlier this year with a trio of new appointments.

Keebles clients include Harworth Group, Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Lazarus Properties, St Pauls Developments and Crossbow Investments.

The commercial property department is led by Richard Smith, who advises regional and national clients on all aspects of real estate transactions. With particular expertise in development and investment schemes, his work covers the development process, including site acquisition and assembly.

He said: “We have developed a reputation as one of Yorkshire’s biggest and most highly regarded commercial property departments. With a strong pipeline of commissions and deals to deliver to wide-ranging clients, investment in recruiting and developing our team remains a key priority.”

Elsewhere at the firm, Matt Ainsworth recently replaced Roger Dyson as head of the corporate department.

Dyson retired after a career spanning four decades and encompassing 500 deals. The firm also added Laura Giles, Carys Everitt and Charlotte Higgins to its corporate team.

Pictured, from left to right: Hollie Hemmens, Richard Smith and Jonathan Gott