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Keystone continues to attract leading lawyers with four more appointments


Keystone Law is pleased to welcome four more senior lawyers to the Corporate, Insurance, and Private Client teams. Since the beginning of the year the firm has made 14 appointments and continues to attract leading lawyers from across the country.

The firm is delighted to welcome the following:

Francesca Lee

International corporate lawyer ]]>Francesca Lee]]> has formerly held senior legal roles with Shell (HK) Limited and General Electric Capital Corporation and has extensive experience of cross-border and international mergers, sales, acquisitions and joint ventures. She also advises on private equity, venture capital funds and angel investment funding, as well as on debt finance and entry or investment into new markets. Francesca was awarded the “Women in Law 2014” in Business Affairs by Lawyer Monthly magazine in March 2014.

Penny Gladman

Residential and agricultural law specialist ]]>Penny Gladman]]> joins our Private Client and Property teams. Penny has a wealth of experience in drafting complex agreements for both individuals and businesses. Prior to joining Keystone, Penny was a partner at Lodders Solicitors. She is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and the Country Land and Business Association.

Claire Trotel

]]>Claire Trotel]]> is an experienced Private Client solicitor who specialises in all aspects of wills and probate, as well as tax and estate planning for both UK- and non-UK-domiciled high-net-worth individuals. Prior to joining Keystone, Claire was part of the in-house private client team associated with Moore Stephens (Snow Hill Legal) McGuire Woods and Macfarlanes. She also has extensive experience in the charity sector including handling legacy issues for Cancer Research UK.

Rachel Hawkins

Joining the growing insurance team is experienced litigator and UK and Australian qualified solicitor ]]>Rachel Hawkins]]>. Rachel has extensive experience in resolving insurance disputes and has acted for leading insurance companies in both a claimant and defendant capacity and has formerly held senior roles with DLA Phillips Fox (Auckland), as in-house counsel at a district council and DAC Beachcroft LLP/Claims Ltd.

Keystone Law’s Managing Director, James Knight, commented:

“It’s great to have Francesca, Penny, Claire and Rachel on board. They all have unrivalled expertise in their respective areas and further enhance our offering.”