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Freeths LLP

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Mark Keeley

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Freeths LLP

Work Department

Private litigation.


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


Trained Freeths, qualified 1996, partner 2003.


Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA); Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS); ADR Group; Association of Mid-levels Mediators.


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


Walking, gardening.

East Midlands: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Keeley - Freeths LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Justifiably regarded as the best firm in the East Midlands’, Freeths LLP ‘has a clear understanding of its clients’ needs and aims, and is relentlessly focused on achieving those aims’. ‘Offering a good balance of technical knowledge, approachability and a pragmatic stance’, the group demonstrates particular strength in high-value litigation, including claims under the Inheritance Act, will challenges, removal applications and Court of Protection work. ‘Top-class litigator’ and practice head Mark Keeley ‘commands universal respect in this area’. Director Rachel Gaffney ‘is a star in the making’.

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London: Dispute resolution


Within: Mediators

Freeths LLP' Mark Keeley in Nottingham is 'frequently recommended as a mediator because he is practical, approachable and very client friendly; he also knows when to push and when to back off, and he is particularly good with vulnerable clients'. Keely undertook 36 mediations in 2017 and specialises in contentious trust and probate disputes as well as professional negligence claims.

Within: Mediators - ranked: tier 4

Mark Keeley - Freeths LLP

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