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Gateley Plc

ONE ELEVEN, EDMUND STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2HJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 234 0000
Fax:
Fax 0121 234 0001
DX:
13033 BIRMINGHAM-1
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com
Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Benedict Gorner

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 121 234 0268
Email:
Web:
gateleyplc.com/#menu
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Employment

Position

Ben is a Partner and head of employment in Birmingham at Gateley Plc, a full-service national law firm with offices located throughout the UK. Ben covers all aspects of employment law, handling a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work. His clients operate in a number of sectors, with a particular focus on financial services, manufacturing, retail and support services.
Ben's practice covers all forms of litigation. He has acted on numerous employment tribunal claims at all different levels, often undertaking the advocacy as well. He has also gained considerable experience in the high court, acting on high-end employment disputes, including breach of restrictive covenant claims. Ben has acted successfully on a number of injunctions, obtaining great results for his clients. Although his practice is focused mainly on corporate clients, he also acts regularly for senior executives in severance situations, taking a robust and pragmatic stance to achieve successful outcomes.
Alongside his contentious practice, Ben also has considerable non-contentious experience. In addition to stand alone employment projects such as reorganisation and redundancy programmes, he regularly supports on corporate transactions, and has recently been involved in a number of major outsourcing projects.

Career

Partner working in the employment team, solicitor, Eversheds 2000-2005; partner DLA Piper UK LLP 2005-2015; partner Gateley Plc May 2015 to date.

Languages

German.

Member

ELA.

Education

Aberdeen Grammar School; University of York (1991 – 1994 BA Hons, History/Politics).

Leisure

Running, music, gardening and DIY.


West Midlands: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Gateley Plc handles the full range of employment work but is notably strong in confidentiality and post-termination restrictions.  Benedict Gorner  leads the team and is particularly proficient in restrictive covenant matters and senior executive disputes.Victoria Garrad  is highly skilled in handling policy drafting, redundancies and reorganisations.  Merran Sewell  was promoted to partner in 2017 and has a strong focus on restructuring initiatives and senior executive severances.

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