Mark Keeley > Freeths LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP
CUMBERLAND COURT
80 MOUNT STREET
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 6HH
England

Work Department

Private litigation.

Position

Partner in charge of private litigation unit; the unit covers a range of civil disputes for private clients, but specialises in contested trust and probate disputes; caseload comprises high-value contested probate and trust disputes including IPFDA 1975 claims, will disputes, contested court of protection proceedings and related professional negligence claims against other solicitors. Mark is also a qualified commercial mediator and regularly mediates contested trust and probate disputes.

Career

Trained Freeths, qualified 1996, partner 2003.

Memberships

Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA); Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS); STEP Associate member; ADR Group; Association of Midlands Mediators (AMM)

Education

Leeds University (1992 BA International History and Politics, First Class); College of Law, York (1992-94 CPE/LPC Distinction).

Leisure

Walking, gardening.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

(Hall of Fame)

Mark KeeleyFreeths LLP

The ‘experienced team of specialist contentious trust and probate lawyers‘ at Freeths LLP focus on high-value, complex litigation. Practice head Mark Keeley is considered to be ‘one of the leading private client litigators in the country‘ and is qualified as a mediator and frequently acts as a replacement trustee. The ‘exceptional team‘ represents clients in claims under the Inheritance Act, will challenges, estoppel claims, devastavit actions, trusts of land cases and trustee removal applications as well as contested court of protection cases. Rachel Gaffney is noted for her ‘wealth of experience‘. Robert Hill has been promoted to director.

West Midlands > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Freeths LLP is best known for its work on high-value contentious trusts and probate litigation in addition to its contentious court of protection work. The team’s reputation for acting as replacement trustees/administrators/deputies has continued to grow and the practice benefits from Mark Keeley’s status as a busy mediator for private wealth disputes. Keeley leads the practice that has been busy advising wealthy farming clients on numerous disputes involving farming estates and on cases with an international dimension. Senior associate Max Orbach has a varied caseload of contested trust and probate disputes.

London > Dispute resolution > Mediators

(Mediators)

Mark KeeleyFreeths LLP

Mark Keeley –  Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP‘s Nottingham-based Mark Keeley has conducted over 300 mediations since qualification in 2010, including 46 mediations in 2020. Keeley specialises in contentious trust and probate disputes, as well as professional negligence claims.

Mark Keeley –  Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP‘s Nottingham-based Mark Keeley has conducted over 300 mediations since qualification in 2010, including 46 mediations in 2020. Keeley specialises in contentious trust and probate disputes, as well as professional negligence claims.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Contentious trusts expert Mark Keeley leads the private litigation team at Freeths LLP, splitting his time between Leeds, Nottingham and Birmingham. Described as an ‘institution‘, he oversees a team that handles high value litigation under the Inheritance Act and covers both will challenges and removals. In addition, the firm has demonstrable experience in rectification and/or construction applications, Court of Protection work, estoppel claims and estates law matters such as devastavit. Notably, the practice has recently expanded into areas such as agriculture where it advises wealthy farming clients and is increasingly active internationally. ‘Invaluable‘ managing associate Laura Short is another key contact.