Gateley Legal announces Roger McCourt as new head of Leeds office

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We are proud to announce that we have appointed Roger McCourt as the new head of our Leeds office.

Roger McCourt joined the business in 2019 as a partner in the dispute resolution team. Ranked as a leading individual in Legal 500, he advises corporate clients and financial institutions dealing with all aspects of recoveries, litigation, dispute resolution and risk management issues.

Roger McCourt, said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the new head of our Leeds office and immensely proud of our achievement, in just over a decade.

“I am looking forward to continuing to work with our brilliant people to build on the excellent platform we have created over the last 12 years as we continue to deliver our growth plans for the future.

“Since 2012 we have grown exponentially, and I am confident that we can continue that trajectory with plans to be a 150 strong office by next year.

“We remain committed to investing in all our teams, and a key strategic priority for us is to continue to attract great people, and top talent, to the Leeds office of Gateley. In particular, we are keen to grow in corporate, banking and real estate, with the exciting opportunities in the region in those areas.”

Our Leeds office opened in 2012 with six people but quickly outgrew its Toronto Square premises and relocated to Minerva House in 2014. The office now boasts a team of 130-strong legal and support professionals, including 15 partners.

Over the last decade the office has evolved into a hub for legal excellence spanning specialisms including restructuring, corporate and banking, real estate, residential development, commercial dispute resolution, employment, and intellectual property, serving clients in sectors spanning financial services, logistics, transport, construction, housebuilding, engineering and the third sector.

The office acts for clients across the UK with a significant number of those world-class businesses being based in Yorkshire. Clients include, amongst others, Carlsberg, Leeds Playhouse, Lidl, Mamas & Papas, Marshalls, Sue Ryder, and 18 of the 20 largest housebuilders in the country as well as most of the major banks and leading accountancy practices and insolvency practitioners.

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