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Gateley Legal announces new partner appointment in Newcastle

Gateley Legal

Gateley Legal has appointed residential development partner, Helen O’Neill to its recently opened Newcastle office.

Helen has over 18 years’ experience and joins from Ward Hadaway, where she worked for the past 13 years, assisting both national and regional housebuilders on a variety of private and social housing projects.

Commenting on her appointment, Helen said: “I am delighted to become part of the talented team at Gateley Legal, who have a reputation for excellent client service and delivery and excited to help develop the office in Newcastle and our north east client base.

“As part of the wider Gateley business, Gateley Legal are able to provide a full suite of services, beyond solely residential development, to our housebuilding clients, including legal advice on planning, construction and litigation.

“This is in addition to the unique expertise provided by Gateley Hamer and Gateley Vinden for land referencing, utilities and building consultancy.”

George Parker-Fuller, partner and head of Gateley Legal’s Newcastle office, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Helen to the team to establish and grow our offering in the North East.

“Gateley Legal boasts the largest residential development team in the country and our decision to locate here was a result of a client-led opportunity to expand our geographical footprint.

“Newcastle is a vibrant city offering opportunities for growth through the high demand for housing in the area which is being driven by the regeneration of local towns and renewed gratitude for our countryside and other green space.

“Our aim is to quickly establish Gateley Legal as the market leader of residential development services in the North East.”

Gateley Legal housebuilders team act for 18 of the top 20 housebuilders in the UK and all of the top 10 on either a regional or national scale.

Gateley Plc is authorised and regulated by the SRA (Solicitors' Regulation Authority). Please visit the SRA website for details of the professional conduct rules which Gateley Legal must comply with.

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