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Martin Gunson

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Bates Wells Braithwaite

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Real Estate


Real estate and related finance partner dealing with all aspects of commercial property and specialist areas such as insolvency, corporate transactions and rights to light.


Trained Leigh Williams-Bromley, qualified 1981; Clifford Chance 1983-96; partner Reid Minty 1996-2004; partner Bates Wells Braithwaite 2004 – present


Dulwich College; College of Law, Guildford (Parts 1 and 2).


Golf, squash and other sports, walking, rock music, modern media.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

With sports charities and governing bodies featuring highly on its client roster, the team at Bates Wells Braithwaite is known for its strength in the charity sector; it also acts for individual sportspeople and assists the Commonwealth Games Federation with restructuring and governance matters, event-hosting agreements and commercial contracts. Thea Longley continued to advise Football Foundation on its sports funding programme Parklife, which aims to better co-ordinate the provision of high-quality football facilities. Other clients include the Rugby Football Union, the Lawn Tennis Association, Table Tennis England and the Premier League Charitable Fund. Martin Gunson is particularly strong in advising sports bodies on obtaining security for grants; associate Lucas Atkin is recommended for sports-related data protection. Of counsel Jane Lougher is highly active in the sports sector.

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