Law firm expands residential development team

(L-R): Steven Plummer, partner; Lisa Parr, legal secretary; Alexandra Smith, senior associate; Anna Thomas, solicitor; George Rickman, trainee solicitor; Lauren Jeffery, senior associate and Jade Sansoye, solicitor

Gateley Legal has expanded its residential development team in Nottingham after experiencing a surge in client demand after the pandemic.

The team established by partner Steven Plummer in 2018 has been bolstered in recent months by the arrivals of solicitor Jade Sansoye and legal secretary Lisa Parr.

It now numbers seven.

Gateley Legal acts for 18 of the top 20 housebuilders in the UK, on either a regional or national scale, and handles around 15,000 plot sales per annum.

The additional capacity will allow its Nottingham office to provide additional support to clients across the East Midlands and the Three Counties.

Senior associates Alexandra Smith and Lauren Jeffery, solicitor Anna Thomas and trainee solicitor George Rickman complete the seven-strong team.

Steven Plummer, partner at Gateley Legal, said: “The team was fortunate to remain very busy during lockdown, and activity is continuing to increase since we’ve returned to a form of normality again.

“To manage this rise in work, and maintain the service levels we pride ourselves on, we’ve bolstered the Nottingham team with some fantastic new talent. I have no doubt that we will be looking to expand the team again soon as we continue to work on some great development projects across the country.”