Gareth O'Hara > The Wilkes Partnership > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

The Wilkes Partnership
B3 2RT

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Senior Partner & Head of Corporate


Gareth has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, the vast majority of those spent at Wilkes. In 2018 Gareth was appointed joint Managing Partner and in May 2020 became Senior Partner.

Gareth is known by his clients as a problem solver and prides himself on his ability to help clients with a wide range of issues.

He has particular expertise in acting for owner managed businesses based in the UK and beyond with a particular focus on the automotive industry.

As well as UK transactions a significant number of Gareth and his Team’s transactions involve an international element due to the range of clients he acts for both in the UK and overseas.

Gareth and his Team are proud to offer clients access to a highly-skilled team of multi-lingual and internationally qualified lawyers which allows us to offer our full spectrum of services seamlessly, particularly when acting on cross-border transactions.



Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

The The Wilkes Partnership delivers ‘superb advice across a range of matters’, catering to a roster of corporate clients, their owners and funders. Department head Gareth O’Haraleads by example’ when acting on transactions, both local and national, placing particular emphasis on the automotive sector. The ‘technically excellentRick Smyth is highly proficient in mid-market corporate finance, M&A, private equity and investment transactions whereas Kate Hackettstands out’ for her reorganisation, asset and share transactional and general company law prowess.