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Gerard Khoshnaw

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Gateley Plc

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Gerard has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer, mediator and conciliator who specialises in commercial dispute avoidance, management and resolution.


Gerard has many years experience of acting for major UK corporates such as Kellogg, Mitsubishi, RAC, Mercedes, Petroplus, Molson Coors, Honeywell, The Australian Trade Commission, The Shepherd Group and The Football Association.
He specialises in commercial dispute resolution, acting on cases for Developers ranging from civil regulatory claims to disputes with contractors, agents, local authorities, the NHBC, claims consultants and customers (including dealing with customer Group actions).
He sits on the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) panel of mediators. In the last few years his most complex cases have involved: a 10 day trial in the Technology and Construction Court in London before Lord Judge Jackson involving four parties with a value of £17m; a complex Court of Appeal dispute with a value of over £1m between a Land Agent and a plc over the introduction of land, both of which had a successful outcome; Gerard has also recently handled a major UK regulatory action involving accusations of a major UK data protection breach for a UK plc involving threats of a major criminal prosecution and civil group action.
Gerard acts for the following clients Manheim Europe Limited, Alhco Group, Etimex Primary Packaging GmbH, Qualter Hall and Co Limited, Persimmon Plc, Bellway Plc, Berkerly Group, Crest Nicholson, Linden Homes/Galliford Try, Kier Homes Limited, Meadfleet Limited, Gleeson Homes Limited, Drury Fertilizers Limited, St George plc and Croudace Homes.


Gerard spent 12 years at an international law firm in the UK, and had 12 years at a City law firm before joining Gateley in 2012.


University of Hull; Leeds Law School.


Gerard enjoys playing golf and watching soccer, rugby union and ice hockey (when time allows!)

London: Dispute resolution


Within: Mediators

Gerard Khoshnaw heads up the dispute resolution team at Gateley Plc  in Leeds. Dual qualified as a mediator in the UK and in Chicago, Khoshnaw has, since 1999, handled mediations in several industry sectors; recently he conducted several high-profile mediations in the South East in the NHS and healthcare sector, which involved high-value contracts.

Within: Mediators - ranked: tier 3

Gerard Khoshnaw - Gateley Plc

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Gateley Plc‘s ‘absolutely excellent’ group has substantial expertise across the housebuilding, retail, energy, education and procurement sectors; recent mandates include defending Persimmon in a group action brought by 69 residents who allege that that sea-facing windows in a new apartment block on Swansea Dock have experienced water ingress, acting for Repsol Sinopec Resources in a contract dispute with One Sub Sea regarding equipment, and acting for the University of Leicester and St George’s, University of London in judicial review proceedings against students. The ‘practical and commercially mindedGerard Khoshnaw leads the team, which also fields Andrew Johnson, who is ‘a safe pair of hands and incredibly creative in his thinking and strategizing, which gives momentum to matters’; Simon Ingham and Gavin Winter.

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