HBJ Gateley add litigation partner to Edinburgh office

HBJ Gateley has added a partner to its litigation team in Edinburgh through the appointment of former Paull & Willamsons head of litigation, Gordon Steele.

Steele, who was at Paull & Williamsons’ Aberdeen office for 17 years, left in November 2012, ahead of the firm’s merger with Burness in December last year (9 October 2012).

Steele specilases in commercial dispute resolution and brings with him extensive experience in high value cases in both the sheriff and session courts, having advised on a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial businesses.

Without commentating on the firm’s half year results which are yet to be disclosed, head of litigation at HBJ Gateley Simon Catto said litigation has been doing well.  

“We have been extremely busy in different areas, in particular litigation, where we have seen a lot of work in areas such as sports and commercial litigation and acting for banks,” he said. ”I knew Gordon personally from his time in Aberdeen so when opportunity arose, I was keen to have him here”.

HBJ Gateley’s total litigation base in Scotland, from its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices currently stands at eleven including four partners.