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Forsters welcomes Jo Keddie as key partner to strengthen employment and partnerships practice

Forsters welcomes Jo Keddie as key partner to strengthen employment and partnerships practice


Jo's expertise will enhance the firm's ability to provide leading-edge employment advice to a diverse clientele

With an effective date of April 2, 2024, Jo Keddie joins Forsters from Winckworth Sherwood LLP, where she served as Head of Employment and Partnerships and held the position of Senior Partner from 2021 to 2023. Alongside Jo, colleagues Danielle Crawford and Daniel Parker will also be joining Forsters as Counsel and Senior Associate respectively.

Jo's practice aligns strategically with Forsters', representing a broad range of clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters, including corporates, senior executives, and charities. Her extensive experience includes investigatory work involving regulatory bodies and delivering pragmatic, commercial, and strategic advice.

Recognised for her expertise in partnership and senior executive cases, Jo has garnered top-tier rankings in Legal 500 and Chambers directories, and has been featured in The Lawyer's prestigious Hot 100 listing for the second time. With a track record of handling high-profile litigation matters and investigations, Jo brings valuable insights to Forsters' Employment and Partnerships team.

At Forsters, Jo will lead the practice alongside employment partner Joe Beeston, enhancing the firm's market presence across various sectors including financial services, partnerships, private equity, sciences, technology, real estate, and healthcare.

Expressing her excitement about joining Forsters during a transformative period marked by the firm's relocation to new premises at Baker Street, Jo Keddie emphasised the opportunity to spearhead strategic investment in employment and partnerships. She looks forward to collaborating closely with Joe Beeston and the rest of the team to deliver client-focused strategies and outcomes.

Natasha Rees, Senior Partner of Forsters, welcomed Jo Keddie and her team, highlighting their significant contribution to the Employment and Partnerships practice. Rees emphasised that the decision to appoint Jo was driven by the firm's commitment to meeting clients' needs, and expressed enthusiasm about the enhanced capabilities Jo and her team will bring to Forsters.