Burness scoops sole Gala employment role

The firm was one of five to pitch for the position and takes over a workload that was previously carried out by six firms.

Burness now sits alongside corporate and commercial advisers Ashurst and Travers Smith on Gala Coral’s list of go-to firms.

Gala Coral general counsel Harry Willits said Burness stood out among the firms pitching for the work.

“They’re very well-organised, are very transparent with fee structures and we actually really liked them as a team,” said Willits.

Willits added that he had decided to hand the employment work to a ­single firm because the ­previous system, which saw ­different providers engaged across the group’s various businesses, was not cost-effective.

Burness employment partner David Morgan manages the relationship with Gala Coral.