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Gateley is a growing, top 50 UK law firm with 150 partners and 300 further lawyers. It offers commercial legal advice based on an integrated, partner-led service, operating from offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham, and Dubai. Our specialist teams cover all aspects of legal services, including corporate, banking and finance, real estate, technology, construction, employment, pensions, dispute resolution and shipping.
The firm has won more than 40 awards since 2010 including 'Best Regional Law Firm' at the Legal Business Awards and was voted '2012 Corporate Law Firm of the Year' at the Midlands Insider Dealmakers Awards. Ninety-nine of our lawyers are ranked as ‘Leading Individuals’ in the 2014 edition of Chambers.
At the end of 2013, we moved from 13th to second place in the national Experian Corpfin M&A Advisor league table based on corporate deal volumes — achieving first place in the Midlands region's rankings. The corporate team helped clients deliver on more than 250 deals with a combined value in excess of £1.4bn over the course of the year. Of these, 55 were private-equity-based transactions with an aggregate deal value in excess of £400m.
We are most proud of our continued growth despite a tough trading climate. In 2013 we reported positive financial figures that saw the firm increase its overall fee income by 10 per cent. Over the year we were also able to employ an additional 30 people and maintain levels of investment in our training programmes for fee earners and support staff.
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Turnover (£m): 66.00
No. of Lawyers: 372