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Gareth Keillor

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Gareth is an Of Counsel in the firm's dispute resolution practice.


Gareth acts for a wide variety of international clients, from major companies to ultra-high net worth individuals and has a particular interest in fraud cases, shareholder disputes and disputes involving injunctive relief. 

Gareth is also part of Herbert Smith Freehills' private wealth disputes team and regularly advises trustees and beneficiaries in relation to contentious trusts matters.

Gareth has considerable experience in disputes arising out of Russia, Ukraine and the CIS and is a member of the firm's Ukraine Group.      




Gareth graduated from the University of Warwick in 2001 with a First Class degree in Law. He qualfied as a Solicitor in 2005

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Litigation powerhouseHerbert Smith Freehills LLP handles high-value and multi‐jurisdictional fraud investigations involving litigation, arbitration, freezing orders and asset recoveries. The firm acted for The Republic of Kazakhstan against the enforcement of a $500m arbitral award in a cross-border matter involving London, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. It also acted for Jyske Bank in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar in defence of a claim for dishonest assistance and dishonest receipt brought by the liquidators of Marrache & Co, a Gibraltarian law firm. Jeremy Garson heads the team, supported by Philip Carrington and Rachel Lidgate who was promoted to partner. Senior associate Gareth Keillor is ‘very experienced, thoughtful and level-headed’. The team has ‘a deep bench and very capable lawyers’ and is ‘top-tier despite the heavy competition’.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

The ‘extremely capable and personable’ Richard Norridge  heads the ‘well-resourced’ team at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP . Norridge has a ‘good eye for detail and is always able to see the bigger picture which leads to a clear plan of action’. Of counsel Gareth Keillor is ‘bright, thorough, hardworking and is destined to become a major player in the contentious private client market’. The department acts for ultra-high-net-worth individuals as well as institutions, family offices, private banks and trust companies on complex and high-value matters involving multiple jurisdictions.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Richard Norridge  at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP  ‘holds a firm line to secure the best outcome for the client. This coupled with his professionalism and the way he conducts meetings and writes correspondence garners respect from the other side’. Of counsel Gareth Keillor  is ‘knowledgeable and responsive and is a very solid lawyer’. The group typically acts for prestigious ultra-high-net-worth individuals as well as institutions, family offices, private banks and trust companies on multi-jurisdictional matters.

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