Steven Dawson LL.B (Hons)

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Steven is the Head of Private Client Department and also a Senior Partner.

Steven has over twenty years of experience in Private Client advice. Steven joined MKB when he qualified as a solicitor in September 2001 after attending Sheffield Hallam University where he obtained a Law Degree at 2:1 level. He then attended the College of Law (York) where he received a Commendation, before carrying out his training contract with a firm on the East coast. Steven then joined MKB upon qualification in 2001. Since then Steven has advised thousands of families in relation to their ongoing legal needs.

Steven became the Head of the Private Client Department in 2006. He became a Partner in 2008 and a Senior Partner in 2015.  Steven specializes in all areas of Private Client work including the administration of estates, preparation of Wills, tax planning and trusts, Court of Protection, Public Guardianship Office matters and powers of attorney.

Steven prides himself on providing advice in a straight forward, ‘no nonsense’ way, and is incredibly proud of the team he works with in the Private Client Department.  Planning for later life, or dealing with matters after the death of a family member is never nice – our aim is to make it as simple and trouble free as possible.  Steven aims to forge lasting relationships with families in the hope that we can assist with events at every stage of a persons life.  Be it amending Wills following marriage or the birth a child, through advice with helping parents financially supporting grown up children, right through to later life, and ultimately helping families who have just lost someone.  Steven believes the role of a good Private Client lawyer is to be here at every stage, to provide the best advice for whatever may occur.

Steven is past President of the Sheffield District Law Society (2014/15), a 150 year old independent organization representing Solicitors firms across South Yorkshire.

Steven is also heavily involved in the management of MKB on an ongoing basis.

What his clients say :-

“You achieved the perfect balance of ‘friendly’ and ‘professional’ (which is a very difficult balance to achieve)”

“Over a long period you have dealt with a range of family concerns with professionalism, efficiency and kindness. You have never failed to communicate with us and have made difficult times a little easier.  We really appreciate all you have done for us to date – you are the best!”

“All of the family would like to say a big thank you for all your help in dealing with Mam’s affairs since she died. You couldn’t have been more helpful”

“Thank you so much for taking the situation in hand for me.  I really do appreciate the effort you made, and I can’t begin to explain what a relief if was to hand over the problem to you.  I just felt I had reached the end of my tether!  Your letter seemed to have a remarkable effect on a seemingly intractable situation”

“We just wanted to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks for your excellent advice and assistance on our recent visit”

“We would all like to say a huge thank you for all your help concerning our Mam. G od knows where we’d be now if you hadn’t told us what we should be doing about her affairs!”

“Mr Dawson kept us informed at all times and was very helpful with advice, particularly as we were in York and not able to keep popping in.  He made things very straightforward and we wish to thank him for his help and kindness.  We shall have no hesitation in recommending the firm to others”

 “Over the last few years we have seen Mr Steven Dawson.  His manner towards my husband and I is excellent.  We both feel completely at ease with him and he always explains everything to us in a way we can understand.  Since 1981 we have always returned to MKB because of the personal touch and satisfaction we have received from all concerned.  Thank you”

 “Steven has taken us through what could have been a long stressful process, smoothly, keeping us well informed at all times.  His advice has been invaluable.  We could not be happier with the service we have been given and would like to thank Steven for keeping us so well informed on all matters, as and when they arose, and for all the good advice.  A smooth transaction and a good professional service.  Would thoroughly recommend to friends and colleagues”

 “Have every confidence in Steven Dawson.  Have been with him for a number of years now.”

 “Relationship with the Solicitor was calm, clear information was given and he put me at ease.”

“From reception to secretary’s to the icing on the cake, Mr Steven Dawson, who puts me so at ease and always explains everything so one can understand things.  The service was excellent.

“Lisa and Rachel are so helpful if Mr Dawson is not available, they never let you down! Always keeping you to to date.  They are both so very professional!  Thank you.”