Our Manchester-based specialist residential development team has expanded to a total of nine to service the North West property market.
The expansion is a result of continued success which has seen the team grow its client base and increase its number of legal panel appointments for regional and national housebuilders and developers over the last five years.
The team is headed up by partner Louise Ilhan, who joined in 2018 to lead Gateley Legal’s Manchester residential development offering. Louise is supported by legal directors, Leanne Murray and Nick Molloy, who joined to make up the senior team. All three bring a wealth of experience to the team having each worked as in-house legal counsel within the housebuilding industry. The senior team is supported by associate Rebecca Nichols and solicitor Mohammed Bux.
Gateley Legal’s national residential development team is assisted by in-house complementary consultancy businesses, Gateley Hamer, Gateley Vinden and Gateley Smithers Purslow. The consultancies offer a number of specialist services to the property and construction industries which differentiates Gateley from its competitors and increases the range of issues the legal and professional services company can advise on.
Louise comments: “Our Manchester specialist residential development team has gone from strength to strength since 2018. All three of the senior team members have in-house legal counsel experience which means we have an enhanced understanding of what support our clients need. This, alongside our complementary consultancy businesses, allows us to offer a unique full-service property solution in-house. When coupled with the team’s expertise, this offering has quickly led to us becoming the go-to residential development team nationally, as well as across the North West.”