Milestone move as high-profile property management team joins hlw Keeble Hawson

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National recognition: l to r Ruby Zaman, Elizabeth Rowan, Richard Smith, head of commercial property, Cassandra Zanelli, Paul Trudgill, managing partner, Brian Fowler, Jennifer Knibbs.

Nationally recognised property management specialist, Cassandra Zanelli and her team have joined hlw Keeble Hawson – marking a significant development for the firm.
Based in Doncaster and boasting a nationwide client base of freehold-owning and property management companies, the five-strong team will launch a new department entitled ‘PM Legal Services’.

The areas of expertise of Miss Zanelli and her colleagues, who jointly combine a wealth of industry experience, include resolving complex property disputes, First Tier Tribunal proceedings, recovering service charge and ground rent arrears, property debt recovery and landlord and tenant disputes.

An acknowledged leader in her field, Ms Zanelli was listed as among the Hot 100 Most Influential People in 2016 by industry title, News on the Block. She is also invited regularly to address key national and regional conferences and host training sessions for the Association of Residential Managing Agents and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Joining her at hlw Keeble Hawson are associate, Elizabeth Rowan, a specialist in County Court proceedings, assistant solicitor Brian Fowler and legal assistants, Jennifer Knibbs and Ruby Zaman.

hlw Keeble Hawson managing partner, Paul Trudgill, said: “The recruitment of Cass and her team is a major step in the firm’s development and confirms its focus on the core elements of its private client and commercial services.

“Cass is a nationally recognised specialist in the field of property management services and her team brings a wealth of experience in this field. Her team will complement the services we already provide to our property clients and open up new markets and potential clients to the rest of our firm.”

Miss Zanelli added: “We are highly regarded in the marketplace and have devised a powerful strategy for new areas of operation and growth. hlw Keeble Hawson’s reputation, forward-thinking ethos and approach to support us in driving this forward was a hugely attractive prospect which highly complements the firm’s wider strategy.”

With offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster, hlw Keeble Hawson is one of the region’s biggest law firms and is at the heart of the business and wider community.