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Gateley Plc

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Gateley Plc, the legal business of law-led professional services group Gateley.

The firm: Working through a network of seven UK offices and an international office in Dubai, Gateley Plc, the legal business of law-led professional services group Gateley, promotes the commercial and strategic interests of companies, individuals and organisations across the UK and beyond. It provides collaborative, straight-talking legal advice with a cut-through commercial edge, based on a pragmatic and partner-led service. The firm is committed to the regional communities in which it is based, and actively supports a number of causes both nationally and regionally.

In 2015 Gateley (Holdings) Plc made legal history by becoming the first UK law firm to list on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. The firm's IPO growth strategy is to differentiate, diversify and incentivise through the acquisition of complementary businesses. In 2016, the group acquired tax incentives advisory company Capitus now known as Gateley Capitus. Later that year, the group acquired Hamer Associates, a specialist property consultancy now known as Gateley Hamer. The group also has a pension trustee business known as Entrust.

Types of work undertaken: The firm acts for a range of clients, including SMEs, major UK companies and UK subsidiaries of overseas-owned corporates. Areas of expertise include financial disputes and regulation, banking, commerce, technology and media, construction, corporate, restructuring, dispute resolution, employment, pensions, planning, private client and family, real estate, regulatory, residential development and tax. Key sectors include housebuilders, manufacturing, recruitment, retail, sports and leisure, technology and life sciences, as well as transport and logistics.

Deal highlights include: advising Everton Football Club on two of the biggest sponsorship deals in the club's history - its new main partner/shirt sponsorship deal with SportPesa and its multimillion-pound training ground naming rights deal with USM Holdings.

Acting for Endless LLP on its high-profile acquisition of Jones Bootmaker out of administration.

Advising the shareholders of Gallagher Estates on the sale of the residential arm of the business to L&Q Housing Trust for £505m.

Advising Betfred on its acquisition of 322 retail outlets from Gala Coral and Ladbrokes.

Advising on the contracts with the contractor and project team on behalf of Manchester City Football Club for the development of a unique corporate hospitality suite, the 'Tunnel Club', at the Etihad Stadium.

Advising Lloyds and Santander on a sub-participated CID and clubbed working capital lines to Sertec by way of refinance and to fund the acquisition of an offshore subsidiary.

Other offices: Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Reading

  • Number of UK partners: 120
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 187
  • Breakdown of work %
  • Financial disputes and regulation: 2
  • Banking and finance: 6
  • Pensions: 3
  • Real estate: 15
  • Planning: 3
  • Construction: 8
  • Residential development: 11
  • Restructuring: 14
  • Corporate: 15
  • Tax: 1
  • Private client and family: 2
  • Commercial, technology and media: 5
  • Commercial dispute resolution: 8
  • Regulatory: 1
  • Employment: 6

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