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

London > Dispute resolution > Mediators

(Mediators)

Mark KeeleyFreeths LLP

Mark Keeley –  Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP‘s Mark Keeley in Nottingham is ‘a great mediator, who is insightful and experienced; he is also very good at handling difficult clients‘; he is also praised as ‘an excellent contentious probate mediator‘. He has conducted over 250 commercial mediations and specialises in contentious trust and probate disputes, as well as professional negligence claims.

Mark Keeley –  Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP‘s Mark Keeley in Nottingham is ‘a great mediator, who is insightful and experienced; he is also very good at handling difficult clients‘; he is also praised as ‘an excellent contentious probate mediator‘. He has conducted over 250 commercial mediations and specialises in contentious trust and probate disputes, as well as professional negligence claims.

East Midlands > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

(Hall of Fame)

Mark KeeleyFreeths LLP

Freeths LLP has a well-established presence in high-value contentious trust and probate litigation. The firm handles a wide range of work, including (but not limited to) claims under the Inheritance Act, will challenges and contested Court of Protection work. The firm continues to grow in the agriculture sector, where it handles disputes concerning farming estates. The team, which is led by Mark Keeley, garners praise for its ‘friendly‘ and ‘professional‘ approach. Clients note its ‘genuine strength in depth‘. Also noted is Rachel Gaffney, who specialises in contentious Court of Protection work.

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

The contentious trusts and probate team at Freeths LLP regularly act in claims under the Inheritance Act, will challenges, removal applications, financial abuse claims, and estoppel claims. In addition, practice head Mark Keeley, who operates from Nottingham and Birmingham as well as Leeds, is often appointed as an independent administrator. The group is increasingly acting for wealthy agricultural clients in high-value disputes involving farming estates, as well as handling matters with an international element. Also notable in Leeds is associate Laura Short, who regularly acts in cases involving multi-million pound estates with a mix of personal and business assets.

West Midlands > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Mark Keeley is the lead partner at Freeths LLP. The skilled team frequently advises on high-value contentious trust and probate matters including will challenges, removal applications, financial abuse claims and claims under the Inheritance Act. The team’s reputation for acting as replacement trustees/administrators/deputies has continued to grow and it has also noticed increased work from the agriculture sector as it continues to advise wealthy farming clients on numerous disputes involving farming estates. It has also seen an increase in instructions with an international dimension. Max Orbach has a varied trust and estate disputes case load.