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Freeths LLP

CUMBERLAND COURT, 80 MOUNT STREET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 6HH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 936 9369
Fax:
Fax 0115 859 9600
DX:
10039 NOTTINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Mark Keeley

Tel:
Work 0845 274 6875
Email:
Freeths LLP

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 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.

Career

Trained Freeths, qualified 1996, partner 2003.

Member

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

Education

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

Leisure

Walking, gardening.


East Midlands: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Freeths LLP’s ‘highly competent’ team has ‘significant sector knowledge and market awareness’, and assists clients with tax, succession, partnership and agricultural property matters. Paul Thompson leads the practice in Nottingham, and the ‘sensible, pragmatic and thoroughMark Keeley specialises in contentious matters. Highlights included managing succession planning and tax strategy of an agricultural estate, advising a family of agricultural landowners on inheritance and succession planning, and representing a farming family in a dispute arising from a planned commercial development.

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Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Keeley - Freeths LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Freeths LLP’s workload includes Inheritance Act claims, trustee removal applications, Court of Protection disputes, farming cases and cross-border matters involving assets based abroad. High-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and farmers are among the firm’s clients. The ‘patient, persistent and unfailingly courteousMark Keeley is a ‘top-class practitioner in the field’, who ‘sees every angle of the dispute’; he is assisting several charities with proceedings involving misconduct allegations against a solicitor with a lasting power of attorney, and managing a deadlocked unadministered estate. Rachel Gaffney is acting for the beneficiary of an estate in a matter involving assets in the UK and abroad.

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London: Dispute resolution

Mediators

Within: Mediators

Mark Keeley at Freeths LLP is ‘extremely practical, has in-depth knowledge of this field and goes the extra mile’. Keeley conducted 34 commercial mediations in 2016, and specialises in contentious trust and probate disputes, and professional negligence claims.

Within: Mediators - ranked: tier 4

Mark Keeley - Freeths LLP

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