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Keith Hately

Keith Hately

Partner | Private Client

Nicola Bache
Nicola Bache is Keith's PA

About Keith

Keith is a private client legal specialist with 35 years of experience heading up our wills, probate and trusts team. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) a nationally recognised professional body.

Recommended in Legal 500 UK for “more complex and challenging estate, succession and inheritance tax planning cases”, Keith’s expertise covers all manner of estate planning. From wills, family trusts, inheritance tax, business succession, asset protection and probate. 

Keith specialises in helping clients protect their business and family wealth. Part of putting these plans in place often involves working alongside business advisors, accountants and financial advisors to pass on assets to their families as smoothly and efficiently as possible. 


'Keith Hately and Julie Garbutt are reassuringly competent and are very good communicators who we reliably recommend for more complex and challenging estate, succession and inheritance tax planning cases.'

Legal 500 UK, client quote

Keith Hatley and Julie Garbutt are excellent solicitors, they are two of the most capable individuals I have worked with in the North East. They have both gone the extra mile in client service and advised on technical legal issues to assist with complex tax problems.

Legal 500 UK, client quote

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