We are Gateley

A legal and professional services group

Our story is one which starts in Victorian Birmingham when the city was the workshop of the world. Solicitors Stephen Gateley & Sons was founded to help forward thinking Victorians prosper.

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Fast forward to the 1970s

Gateley joined forces with 12-strong Bernard Wareing to launch Gateley Wareing & Co. The business was very similar; we  continue to work closely with small Midlands-based businesses to help them to do great business at home and abroad.

Through the eighties and its new tech, the 1990s and the launch of the world wide web and the introduction of Google, ‘surviving’ the millennium bug, the dot.com bubble and the financial crash.

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Fast forward to the 1970s

Gateley joined forces with 12-strong Bernard Wareing to launch Gateley Wareing & Co. The business was very similar; we  continue to work closely with small Midlands-based businesses to help them to do great business at home and abroad.

Through the eighties and its new tech, the 1990s and the launch of the world wide web and the introduction of Google, ‘surviving’ the millennium bug, the dot.com bubble and the financial crash.

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Since then, a lot has changed for our business:

The way we work, where we work and who we work with.

Our address list has grown and we have welcomed new offices and teams to the Gateley family.

Our clients have changed and we have moved with them. We work with clients from start-ups and SMEs through to large corporates and public sector organisations.

What has stayed the same has been our focus on helping our clients to thrive and prosper. That commercial, entrepreneurial spirit goes to the heart of our business and shapes our story.

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Since then, a lot has changed for our business:

The way we work, where we work and who we work with.

Our address list has grown and we have welcomed new offices and teams to the Gateley family.

Our clients have changed and we have moved with them. We work with clients from start-ups and SMEs through to large corporates and public sector organisations.

What has stayed the same has been our focus on helping our clients to thrive and prosper. That commercial, entrepreneurial spirit goes to the heart of our business and shapes our story.

Continue ↓

Since then, a lot has changed for our business:

The way we work, where we work and who we work with.

Our address list has grown and we have welcomed new offices and teams to the Gateley family.

Our clients have changed and we have moved with them. We work with clients from start-ups and SMEs through to large corporates and public sector organisations.

What has stayed the same has been our focus on helping our clients to thrive and prosper. That commercial, entrepreneurial spirit goes to the heart of our business and shapes our story.

Continue ↓

Since then, a lot has changed for our business:

The way we work, where we work and who we work with.

Our address list has grown and we have welcomed new offices and teams to the Gateley family.

Our clients have changed and we have moved with them. We work with clients from start-ups and SMEs through to large corporates and public sector organisations.

What has stayed the same has been our focus on helping our clients to thrive and prosper. That commercial, entrepreneurial spirit goes to the heart of our business and shapes our story.

Continue ↓

Since then, a lot has changed for our business:

The way we work, where we work and who we work with.

Our address list has grown and we have welcomed new offices and teams to the Gateley family.

Our clients have changed and we have moved with them. We work with clients from start-ups and SMEs through to large corporates and public sector organisations.

What has stayed the same has been our focus on helping our clients to thrive and prosper. That commercial, entrepreneurial spirit goes to the heart of our business and shapes our story.

We went where no law firm had ever gone

And that story entered a new chapter in 2015 when we did something that no other law firm had done in the UK: we put aside our traditional equity partnership structure and went Plc. Being a traditional partnership can encourage partners to pursue short term wins over all else without the scrutiny that being a listed businesses brings . That wasn’t right for our clients, so that wasn’t right for us.

Diversification, differentiation and incentivisation:

Our reputation as a stand out place to work, our forward thinking, modern business model and the ability to offer a rewarding career path that plays to people's strengths and ambitions has driven our story forwards.

Capitus Ltd

Tax incentive specialists Capitus Ltd join are acquired. 

Hamer Associates

Property consultants Hamer Associates come on board.

Staff share save scheme introduced

Kiddy & Partners

Business psychologists Kiddy & Partners join the group.

International Investment Services

Interntational expansion experts IIS were acquired. 

Gateley named UK Law Firm of the Year

We proudly accepted the coveted UK Law Firm of the Year award at the British Legal Awards.

Persona Associations

Land referencing experts Persona Associations come on board.

30 years of consecutive financial growth

In the last 30 years we have grown consistently with an unbroken record of increased profit delivery year on year. 

t-three

Leadership development specialists t-three joins our human capital consultancy.

Tweed law

Brand and reputation management experts Tweed Law join us.

Ranked number 1 in the UK for M&A activity by volume

We are proud to have been ranked as the UK's most active corporate adviser. 

The Vinden Partnership Limited

Specialist, corporate advisory, dispute resolution and consultancy to the built environment join the Gateley team.

Diversification, differentiation and incentivisation:

Our reputation as a stand out place to work, our forward thinking, modern business model and the ability to offer a rewarding career path that plays to people's strengths and ambitions has driven our story forwards.

2016

Capitus Ltd

Tax incentive specialists Capitus Ltd join are acquired. 

Hamer Associates

Property consultants Hamer Associates come on board.

2017

Staff share save scheme introduced

We introduced our staff share save scheme to 

2018

Kiddy & Partners

Business psychologists Kiddy & Partners join the group.

International Investment Services

Interntational expansion experts IIS were acquired. 

2019

Gateley named UK Law Firm of the Year

We proudly accepted the coveted UK Law Firm of the Year award at the British Legal Awards.

Persona Associations

Land referencing experts Persona Associations come on board.

30 years of consecutive financial growth

t-three

Leadership development specialists t-three joins our human capital consultancy.

2020

Tweed law

Brand and reputation management experts Tweed Law join us.

Ranked number 1 in the UK for M&A activity by volume

We are proud to have been ranked as the UK's most active corporate adviser. 

The Vinden Partnership Limited

Specialist, corporate advisory, dispute resolution and consultancy to the built environment join the Gateley team.

And we have grown...

The way we work, where we work and who we work with. Our revenue has grown every year since 1986.

And we have grown...

The way we work, where we work and who we work with. Our revenue has grown every year since 1986.

And we have grown...

The way we work, where we work and who we work with. Our revenue has grown every year since 1986.

And we have grown...

The way we work, where we work and who we work with. Our revenue has grown every year since 1986.

And we have grown...

The way we work, where we work and who we work with. Our revenue has grown every year since 1986.

And we have grown...

The way we work, where we work and who we work with. Our revenue has grown every year since 1986.

Our clients have shaped our story and will continue to shape our business as we move forward

At the heart of our story are our clients and delivering a great service to them.We achieved a world class Net Promoter Score: 68, outperforming companies such as Apple, Amazon, American Express, TripAdvisor and YouTube.

The score measures how many of our clients would recommend us, with scores over 50 seen as a reflection of world class organisations.

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said we were good or excellent at meeting agreed deadlines.

Our clients have shaped our story and will continue to shape our business as we move forward

At the heart of our story are our clients and delivering a great service to them.We achieved a world class Net Promoter Score: 68, outperforming companies such as Apple, Amazon, American Express, TripAdvisor and YouTube.

The score measures how many of our clients would recommend us, with scores over 50 seen as a reflection of world class organisations.

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said that our specialist legal knowledge was good or excellent.

Our clients have shaped our story and will continue to shape our business as we move forward

At the heart of our story are our clients and delivering a great service to them.We achieved a world class Net Promoter Score: 68, outperforming companies such as Apple, Amazon, American Express, TripAdvisor and YouTube.

The score measures how many of our clients would recommend us, with scores over 50 seen as a reflection of world class organisations.

Continue ↓

said we were good or excellent at meeting agreed deadlines.

Our clients have shaped our story and will continue to shape our business as we move forward

At the heart of our story are our clients and delivering a great service to them.We achieved a world class Net Promoter Score: 68, outperforming companies such as Apple, Amazon, American Express, TripAdvisor and YouTube.

The score measures how many of our clients would recommend us, with scores over 50 seen as a reflection of world class organisations.

said we were good or excellent at meeting agreed deadlines.

said that our specialist legal knowledge was good or excellent.

said we were good or excellent at meeting agreed deadlines.

Be part of the story

If you are interested in joining our business, take a look at our careers page. Or if you would like to know about the work that we do, our services pages are where you need to be. And if you are thinking about investing in our group, our investors section has all the information you need.

Be part of the story

If you are interested in joining our business, take a look at our careers page. Or if you would like to know about the work that we do, our services pages are where you need to be. And if you are thinking about investing in our group, our investors section has all the information you need.

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