Acquisitive law firm makes land grab as it buys property specialists

Mike Ward, chief executive of Gateley
Law firm Gateley has made its third acquisition in two years, buying a specialist firm of property solicitors. It has paid £4.15m for GCL Solicitors, a 79-strong practice based in Guildford, Surrey, which provides advice for land and property clients. Gateley is listed on the Alternative Investment Market and has a strategy of acquiring complementary businesses. It bought tax incentives advisory business Capitus and property consultancy Hamer in 2016, a year after becoming the first UK law firm to float. The acquisition of ... For the full story register now for free or login below...