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The 'pragmatic' and 'knowledgeable' insolvency team at Gateley Plc's Reading office boasts considerable experience across the full-range of transactional and contentious matters, acting for insolvency practitioners, banks, VCs, asset based lenders, other lenders and investors, directors, shareholders, other business stakeholders and intermediaries. The team is headed by the 'personable and approachable' Nicola Kirk who specialises in contentious and non-contentious insolvency, restructuring, turnaround and dispute resolution matters. Kirk recently led a team acting for the joint trustees in the bankruptcy of a former hedge-fund manager. Another highlight includes acting for a client in the professional services sector in the restoration of a limited liability partnership.
‘Nicola is a good and trusted lawyer with both a very good commercial and personal side to her. A joy to work with.’
‘Pragmatic and sensible approach to matters. Understanding our aims and highlighting unforeseen issues.’
‘Really strong team, with great experience and industry knowledge’
‘Nicola Kirk has that virtually unique quality of being technically brilliant whilst also able to explain points in plain English and with emotional intelligence, which was why we chose to use her for our very complex and sensitive work.’
GRANT THORNTON UK LLP
KRE CORPORATE RECOVERY LLP
RSM RESTRUCTURING ADVISORY
PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS LLP
MOORE STEPHENS LLP/BDO LLP
BIBBY FINANCIAL SERVICES
PKF GEOFFREY MARTIN
JAMES COWPER KRESTON
SMITH & WILLIAMSON
MHA MACINTYRE HUDSON
Gateley Plc's Reading practice is well placed to advise TMT sector clients on all corporate and commercial law matters, particularly in connection with buy-outs, M&A and private equity transactions. Practice head Andrew Peddle handles M&A and fundraising work and Paul de Vince advises on commercial agreements, with an emphasis on projects involving procurement. The team has also benefited from the arrival of commercial expert Mary-Ann Orr, formally head of corporate and commercial at Blackstone Solicitors Limited in September 2018.
Lloyds Development Capital and related group companies
New York Bakery Company Limited
Babble Cloud Holdings Ltd (LDC investee company, formerly called IP Solutions Holdings Limited)
Maven Capital Partners UK LLP
Brand Events group
Gateley Plc > Firm Profile
Gateley Legal, the legal business of professional services group Gateley.
The firm: Working through a network of nine UK offices and an international office in Dubai, Gateley Legal is the legal business of professional services group Gateley.
Gateley provides legal and business advice to companies of all sizes, from the up-and-comers to the big hitters.
Forward thinking, we were the UK’s first commercial law firm to list on the London Stock Exchange AIM growth market. It’s why we’re pushing the limits of what a legal and professional services business can offer.
Straight talking is an integral part of who we are, how we communicate and ultimately how we help our clients. Our 1000-strong team are born problem solvers who get their kicks from helping clients to get to where they need to be.
Types of work undertaken: We are a full service commercial law firm acting for a a range of clients, including SMEs, major UK companies and UK subsidiaries of overseas-owned corporates. Our private client team also works with HNW individuals, business owners and entrepreneurs on private wealth and family matters. We have a strength in international private wealth working with HNW individuals looking to live, work and invest in the UK.
Other offices: Belfast, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Reading, Guildford
|COO and partner||Peter Davies|
|Banking and finance||Anna Mayfield|
|Commerce, technology and media||Simon Pigden|
|Dispute resolution||Steve Goodrham|
|Financial disputes and regulation||James Baird|
|Private client and family||Catriona Attride|
|Private equity||Paul Jefferson|
|Real estate||Rebecca Sherwin|
|Residential development||Callum Nuttall|
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