Lesley Gregory > Memery Crystal > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Memery Crystal
165 Fleet Street
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Lesley Gregory is Chair and a Partner in our Corporate team at Memery Crystal

As one of the few female chair at a UK law firm, Lesley Gregory has led Memery Crystal through several strong financial years, worked to expand the firm’s international offering and encourage an internal culture focused on diversity and core values – all while maintaining her top-rated corporate practice.

She specialises in capital markets work including flotations and secondary capital raisings. She is a non-exec director of Aquis Exchange PLC (the growth market stock exchange). She acts for companies, nominated advisers and brokers and has acted for both UK and international companies from the US, Canada, South Africa and Australia including Petra Diamonds Limited and Gaming Realms Plc. Lesley also advises growth companies on alternative forms of raising finance, including retail corporate bonds for companies and clubs from Hotel Chocolat to the Jockey Club. In addition, she advises on acquisitions and disposals of public and private companies as well as on cross-border transactions.

Lesley enjoys the challenges of working with entrepreneurs and growth companies and has previously acted as a non-executive director or special advisor to both public and private companies.

Lesley has been a champion of the firm’s core values programme initiated in 2007, supporting policies and procedures to reinforce the firm’s emphasis on client care, professional development and a supportive workplace. Through her initiative, Memery Crystal became the first law firm to launch a Payroll Giving Scheme with Giveall, a HMRC approved platform enabling employees to donate to any UK charity through their salary on a monthly basis, commission free.


2016 – Present: Chairman, Memery Crystal

2010 – 2016: Chief Executive, Memery Crystal

1988 – 2010: Partner, Memery Crystal


In her spare time Lesley enjoys running and playing tennis, having been an Oxford hockey and tennis blue.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: Smaller Deals, £10m-£100m

(Hall of Fame)

Lesley GregoryMemery Crystal

Praised for its capabilities in cross-border deals, Memery Crystal‘s corporate team advise on all aspects of M&A, debt and private equity transactions for a diverse roster of clients. The team is steered by Nick Alfillé, a highly experienced M&A lawyer who anchors the team’s cross-border offering. Lesley Gregory specialises in capital markets work, including flotations and secondary capital raisings. Andrew Titmas is noted for his ability to act on a broad range of transactional and advisory work, including M&A, equity issues, corporate restructuring and insolvency advice.

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

(Hall of Fame)

Lesley Gregory – Memery Crystal

Memery Crystal focuses on handling equity capital markets transactions for international companies, advising on listings on the Main Market and AIM, secondary fundraisings and dual listings. Practice head and mining sector expert Nick Davis is especially well versed in AIM listings. Chair Lesley Gregory draws high praise from clients, who regard her as a ‘super experienced, very professional’ figure who ‘gives great advice‘.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting

Praised for dispensing commercial advice with ‘a clear eye on practical realities‘, Memery Crystal handles a broad range of matters, including casino acquisitions, the clearing of gambling products for the likes of ITV and Telegraph Media Group, lotteries, and gambling risk in a wide range of jurisdictions. Practice head Carl Rohsler is a contributing editor of the Gambling Law Review and frequently assists governments and regulators with efforts to regulate betting. Capital markets specialist Lesley Gregory contributes her corporate expertise, while Jonathan Riley is well placed to advise on IP matters and online gaming.