Law firm celebrates town solicitor’s milestone

Keith Shawcross

Colleagues of a well-known and respected Herefordshire Solicitor have celebrated his milestone birthday in style.

Former senior partner at Ross-on-Wye’s Shawcross Solicitors, Keith Shawcross now works at Harrison Clark Shawcross’ offices in the town.

Leading regional solicitors Harrison Clark merged with Herefordshire-based Shawcross in July last year, expanding its geographical presence and legal expertise across Three Counties.

Staff and colleagues made a special presentation to Keith for his 70th, marking the occasion and his career so far!

He said: “I joined my uncle Cyril Shawcross as an article clerk at Burt Evans & Shawcross in September 1963 and, following qualification in 1968, was made a Partner in January 1969. I have been at Shawcross – thankfully – ever since!

“The merging of Shawcross & Co into Harrison Clark Shawcross in July 2011 has been brilliant but, dare I say it – hard work – and has given the Shawcross & Co staff a secure platform for their future development and I hope long term security.”

Andy Caldicott, partner and head of the Harrison Clark Shawcross office, said: “We are delighted to celebrate Keith Shawcross’ birthday and long-standing in the company. However, this is certainly not an indication that Keith will be slowing down in any measure in his work at Harrison Clark Shawcross – Keith is always the first to arrive in the office and quite often found here on Sundays!”

Keith Shawcross is a highly experienced solicitor who has a strong following of business and private client and is also a Notary Public. He specialises in buying and selling rural properties and businesses, from farms and estates to builders’ merchants and garages, and provides advice on a broad range of matters.

Keith has a strong background in music, having started his career as a violinist. He has a passion for motoring and in particular hill climbs. He has lived for the past 30 years in Walford and enjoys supporting his wife Ann in her bee keeping activities.

Harrison Clark is a leading law firm providing a complete spectrum of City-quality legal services to business and private clients across the south Midlands and M5 corridor. The long established firm has a total of 220 staff and partners based in Worcester, Cheltenham, Hereford and Ross-on-Wye, as well as serviced offices in central London and Birmingham. Harrison Clark’s work in all aspects of law is nationally and internationally recognised. The firm has been a member of MSI Global Alliance, one of the world’s leading international legal and accountancy associations, since 2007 and in 2011 Harrison Clark was again recognised for the quality of its work through a listing in Tier 1 of the prestigious Legal 500 and Chamber and Partners lists of the major firms in England and Wales.


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