We have appointed Andrew Keeley as a partner at our Guildford office as part of strategic plans to bolster our construction team in the South East.
Andrew spent six years working as a risk analyst for a major UK bank before requalifying as a solicitor and joining Charles Russell LLP as a trainee specialising in construction and engineering law. Following the firm’s merger and rebranding to Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, he was promoted to a partner in 2019 and spent a total of 18 years with the company.
He has a wealth of experience in dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters and has acted for a broad range of clients. These include developers, contractors, funders and high-net-worth individuals in relation to commercial and residential construction work, as well as engineering projects. Andrew is also the regional coordinator for the Surrey and Sussex branch of The Society of Construction Law.
In his role at Gateley Legal, Andrew will expand the national construction team’s offering to support housebuilder and developer clients across the South East with matters including fire safety remedial works.
On his appointment, Andrew commented: “Gateley Legal’s nationally recognised construction team is well regarded for its high-quality work and expertise and it’s great to be joining at an exciting time with the plans for further growth.”
Emlyn Hudson, partner and head of construction at Gateley Legal, said: “We’re really pleased to have Andrew joining our team in Guildford. He has extensive valuable construction experience and will play a vital role in expanding the team to support our growing contractor and developer client base across London and the South East.”