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Gateley Plc

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South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 4

Gateley Plc (Reading)

Gateley Plc’s ‘excellent’ Reading practice was launched by the renowned Andrew Peddie, who recently left Pitmans LLP with senior associate Mark Metcalfe. The team excels in the technology, food, defence and recruitment sectors, with The Chemistry Group, New York Bakery Co and K2 Partnering Solutions featuring on the client roster. Peddie ‘has good judgement’ and, alongside Lake and Metcalfe, assisted Brand Events Holdings with selling 50% of its shares in Brand Events 1 (now known as Brand Events TM) to MGL2, a subsidiary of Trinity Mirror. Paul de Vince was another key hire from Shoosmiths LLP, where he headed the commercial team; his expertise includes outsourcing, designing trade models, supply chain management and procurement matters.

Leading individuals

Andrew Peddie - Gateley Plc

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South East: Finance

Banking and finance
Leading individuals

Patrick Long - Gateley Plc

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

Gateley Plc (Reading)

Following the opening of its new Reading office in December 2015, Gateley Plc recruited the ‘approachable and knowledgeable’ Nicola Kirk from Pitmans LLP in April 2016 and associate Carly Schiff from Boyes Turner in September 2016 to form its insolvency and corporate recovery practice. Kirk and Schiff both handle transactional as well as contentious matters, with a special focus on fraud (investigation, recovery and prevention as well as tax evasion). Technology, legal, retail, finance, recruitment, hospitality and leisure are among the areas of expertise for which the team provides a ‘fantastic service and substantial knowledge’. Kirk advised administrators Wilkins Kennedy on retention of title, employee claims, security and the sale of assets regarding a family-owned retail business, while Schiff supported London-based corporate recovery partner Ken Titchen on Begbies Traynor’s appointment as administrators and the pre-pack sale of a global container logistics company. Together, Kirk and Schiff also advise a corporate client on day-to-day affairs, real estate purchases, legislative interpretation, employment and contract review. KPMG, Deloitte and Smith & Williamson are other longstanding clients.

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