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Gateley is a 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 Aberdeen, 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 Law Firm of the Year at the 2014 Birmingham Law Society Awards and Legal Team of the Year at the 2014 East Midlands Insider Dealmakers 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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Briefings from Gateley
In a recent Technology and Construction Court case the court enforced an adjudicator’s decision even though the adjudicator had clearly overlooked a document that would have reversed his decision.
The decision in Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd has been handed down, confirming that holiday pay must be calculated to include commission payments too.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The Law Society recently published guidance to assist solicitors draw up Shariah-compliant wills, causing outrage in some quarters. Gateley’s Haroon Rashid explains the facts.
Overview111 Edmund Street
Turnover (£m): 71.70
No. of lawyers: 406