Gareth Hall > Devonshires Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Governance, corporate and finance.


Gareth is a partner in the governance, corporate and finance team. Gareth joined Devonshires from Simmons & Simmons, a leading City firm, where he had ten years’ experience of corporate/ commercial and corporate finance transactions including pioneering work on listed stock issues for social housing providers. He has over 30 years’ professional experience of the social housing sector.  He handles a complete range of constitutional and corporate matters including group structures; joint ventures; charity law issues; mergers/transfers and acquisitions and equity issues. He combines in-depth knowledge of the workings of both charitable/non-profit and commercial trading bodies. Gareth has provided policy advice to regulatory bodies and major clients on changes in housing law and regulation including the evolution of the HCA; rent reduction, voluntary right to buy and deregulation, and has lectured on this. He has established a thriving commercial practice which has advised on over 600 contracts for supply and support of IT systems and other commercial goods, works and services. He advises a number of common procurement vehicles on establishment of framework agreements. Gareth advises on financing transactions of all kinds ranging from conventional bilateral and syndicated loans to stock and bond issues, finance based leases, equity investments and stock transfer and trade finance. He is an expert on shared equity loans and on consumer credit and mortgage regulation and recently on a peer to peer platform. ‘Gareth Hall is technically brilliant: a sharp legal mind’ – Chambers & Partners.


Articled Lovell White & King; qualified 1984; assistant solicitor Simmons & Simmons in corporate department 1985-94; joined Devonshires 1994; partner since 1995.


French, German.


Manchester Grammar School; Merton College, Oxford (1981 BA, 1985 MA).


Devonshires’ choir, cycling, pianist, collecting cities.