New appointments for Keebles private client team

Keebles has added two associates and a paralegal to its private client department.

Associate Louise Rudkin, based at the firm’s Doncaster office, is experienced in estate planning and has previously worked for employers including the Crown Prosecution Service and Sheffield City Council.

Fellow associate Natalie Sheldon, who is also adept in the administration of deceased estates and lasting powers of attorney, has joined the team in Sheffield. Paralegal Catherine Connelly is based in Leeds.

The trio, who jointly bring more than two decades of expertise, will work with clients on areas spanning estates, wills, trusts and elderly care.

Michele Wightman, who heads the private client department at Keebles, said: “Louise, Natalie and Catherine bring a wealth of valuable experience. They join us at an important period in the development of our department which is commissioned by clients across Yorkshire and beyond.”

Keebles, which has offices in Sheffield, Doncaster and Leeds, has made 20 new appointments this year across its commercial and private client departments.

Keebles made two appointments to its commercial property team last month.

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, brought the Keebles commercial property team to 23.

Pictured, from left to right: Louise Rudkin, Michele Wightman, Natalie Sheldon and Catherine Connelly