Gateley LLP, One Eleven, Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2HJ
Gateley is a top 50 UK law firm with 150 partners and 300 further lawyers. Headquartered in Birmingham, we also have offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Dubai. Our specialist teams cover all aspects of legal services, including Corporate, Banking, Real Estate and Development, Technology and Renewables,†Construction, Employment, Pensions, Dispute Resolution, Shipping and Transport as well as Private Client services.
2013 proved to be a successful year for our Corporate team in the national and regional Experian Corpfin M&A Advisor legal tables, achieving a second place ranking nationally, up from thirteenth in 2012, and a first place ranking within the Midlands, up from second in 2012 based on deal volume. Under challenging economic conditions, the Corporate team helped clients deliver on more than 250 deals with a combined value in excess of £1.4 billion over the course of the year.
We have won over 40 awards in the past three years including Best Regional Law Firm at the Legal Business Awards and 2012 Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the Midlands Insider Dealmakers Awards. Firm wide, 99 Gateley lawyers were ranked as ‘Leading Individuals' in the 2014 edition of Chambers legal directory. This is testament to the quality and commerciality of our service, which was ranked as ‘Best Legal Adviser' in the Legal Week independent report on client satisfaction in 2012. This surveyed more than 1,200 senior in-house lawyers. Gateley topped the score for personal/partner relationships and beat benchmarks on commercial and legal advice as well as service delivery.
2012/13 produced positive financial figures with the firm increasing fee income by 10% to £66 million.
Our people have raised over £1.5 million for a variety of charities over the past decade and take a leading role in a wide range of community organisations - from schools and hospital charities to business forums.
Key contacts from the Birmingham office:
Corporate: Michael Ward (senior partner)
Banking: Andrew Madden
Real Estate: Rebecca Sherwin
Corporate Recovery: Mark Wilson
Commercial: Simon Pigden
Dispute Resolution: Stephen Goodrham
Employment: Victoria Garrad
Tax: James Gopsill
Construction: David Lloyd Jones
Pensions: Michael Collins
Private Client: Jane Halton
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