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Profile: Gateley Plc

Gateley Plc is the legal business of law-led professional services group, Gateley. The firm provides collaborative, straight-talking legal advice with a cut-through commercial edge. Pragmatic and partner-led, they work together with clients to make the complex simple.

The firm is ranked 48th in the top 200 firms across the country and has a network of offices in Birmingham, Guildford, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Reading and Dubai.

Gateley’s specialist teams cover all aspects of legal services and in 2015, they were the UK’s first commercial law firm to become a publicly-quoted company admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. The bold move to go public embodies the firm’s pioneering ethos. Their strategy is to differentiate themselves in a crowded market, incentivise their people to retain and attract the best talent in the industry and diversify by acquiring complementary business services.

The group has expanded rapidly over the last few years, most recently with the acquisition of land and property law firm GCL solicitors, which now sits in Gateley Plc’s Residential Development team.

Other business services within the Gateley group include: Gateley Capitus, a leading fiscal incentives consultancy; Gateley Hamer, a specialist property consultancy; and Entrust Pension, a leading professional independent trustee company.

Our engagement with Gateley

With offices in Leeds and Manchester, Gateley is one of the North’s key accounts.

Nick Emmerson

Nick Emmerson, who is Partner in Gateley Plc’s national Corporate team, is also a council member for Leeds and a director of Leeds Law Society. The team have regular contact with Nick through Leeds Law Society, the Yorkshire Union and Chancery Lane.

When speaking to him about the specific challenges he faces in his region, he told the team that Leeds is a strong centre for financial and legal services and the real challenge is to ensure that it remains so post-Brexit.