The Legal 500

Gateley Plc

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www.gateleyplc.com

North West

Regional review
Regional heavyweights - ranked: tier 2

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester
Corporate and commercial: Manchester - ranked: tier 2

Gateley Plc

Gateley Plc is ‘very commercially minded, and makes it really easy to translate legal advice into solutions and communications that can be used to get a revenue-generating result’. Khurshid Valli acted for DJI Holdings on its £130.5m IPO, and Rebecca Grisewood advised Concept Life Sciences on the MBO/MBI of Peakdale Molecular and Scientific Analysis Laboratories. Paul Jefferson, who is ‘on top of every important detail’, acted for LDC and management shareholders on the £45m secondary MBO of Metronet. National head of corporate Charles Glaskie is ‘excellent’. Nigel Brown leads on Asia-related instructions.

Leading individuals

Charles Glaskie - Gateley Plc

Rebecca Grisewood - Gateley Plc

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Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 3

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

At Gateley Plc, legal director Richard Clitherow is ‘very experienced’.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation
Banking litigation - ranked: tier 4

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

Andrew Field at Gateley Plc is ‘first rate’.

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Commercial litigation: Manchester
Commercial litigation: Manchester - ranked: tier 5

Gateley Plc

The ‘highly rated’ team at Gateley Plc is headed by Janine Allen and Sarah Sabin. Highlights include representing WRE One in a claim concerning the alleged misappropriation of investment funds by Worldwide Renewable Energy.

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North West: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Gateley Plc (Manchester )

Gateley Plc is instructed by clients such as AIB Group, Lloyds Banking Group, Beechbrook Capital, Maven Capital Partners UK, and NM Rothschild & Sons. Team head Richard Sealy and Susan Molloy are recommended.

Leading individuals

Susan Molloy - Gateley Plc

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 2

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

Gateley Plcalways addresses the issues with speed and professionalism’. It advised Intertain (Bars) on restructuring options and a proposed company voluntary arrangement (CVA); other clients include Candy Hoover, Baker Tilly, Zolfo Cooper and Leonard Curtis. Andrew Buchananhas a particularly strong understanding of the issues facing challenged professional service firms’.

Leading individuals

Andrew Buchanan - Gateley Plc

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North West: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

Gateley Plc’s five-partner department is led by the ‘first-rateMichael Ball, and is noted for its expertise in the healthcare, insurance, energy, retail, sport, leisure and travel sectors, acting for clients such as the British Medical Association, Punch Taverns, Celesio Group, Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, TUI Travel, and ACE Insurance Group. The ‘accomplished’ team features the ‘very experiencedStephen Hills, Chris Thompson, Sarah Garth, and Fiona Jeffers.

Leading individuals

Michael Ball - Gateley Plc

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 1

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

Led by ‘excellent’ senior associate Rizwana Ishaq, Gateley Plc is instructed by clients such as Manchester City FC, DJI Holdings and Xian Yuan.

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Pensions
Pensions - ranked: tier 2

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

Clients of the ‘excellent’ team at Gateley Plc include the trustees of the Nuvia Limited Employees Pension Scheme, Frank Roberts & Sons Limited Pension Scheme, and the British Medical Association. Patrick Kennedy heads the team.

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North West: Public sector

Health
Health - ranked: tier 3

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

Key clients at Gateley Plc include the British Medical Association and Celesio. Stephen Hills is recommended on the employment side.

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Manchester
Commercial property: Manchester - ranked: tier 4

Gateley Plc

The ‘responsive’ department at Gateley Plc is led by Dean Copley and Darren Hughes, and advised PBR Leisure on a range of property disposals and sales. Liz Aboud has retired.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

Highlights for Gateley Plc include representing Aviva Insurance UK in relation to a claim by Seven Capital Hotels, and advising Langtree Land and Property on its redevelopment of 86-90 Duke Street, Liverpool. The ‘team of experts’ includes the ‘first-classKaren Spencer and Emlyn Hudson. David Vayro joined Trowers & Hamlins LLP in February 2015.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

Gateley Plc has ‘very strong subject matter expertise, combined with commercial pragmatism’, and is instructed by clients such as Bibby Financial Services, Business Collaborator and Eque2. The ‘brilliantPeter Budd heads the team.

Leading individuals

Peter Budd - Gateley Plc

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

Led by Jonathan Moakes, the ‘strategically minded’ team at Gateley Plc focuses on IP litigation, brand licensing, and complex technology and patent exploitation. It is ‘an excellent team, with senior management able to provide a clear overview of complicated cases’, and counts Harman Technology, Industrial Tomography Systems, JD Sports Fashion and Manchester City FC among its clients. John Burns and Robert Lye are also recommended.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

The ‘excellent’ team at Gateley Plc is noted for its work in TV and film, and acts for clients such as The Elf Factory, Alaska TV Productions and Teledu Telesgop CYF. It also advised Everton FC on a distribution agreement with a US broadcaster. John Burns leads the department.

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Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 2

Gateley Plc (Manchester)

John Burns’ team at Gateley Plc gives ‘commercial’ and ‘straightforward’ advice. Highlights include acting for the International Netball Association on the drafting of the World Cup Hosting Agreement; advising Everton FC on a distribution agreement with a US broadcaster; and assisting Manchester City FC in relation to its stadium extension and city football academy.

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Scotland

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West Midlands

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Yorkshire and the Humber

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