Gavin Clarke

Legal Director

Gateley Legal

  • Manchester
  • t: 0161 836 7709
  • m: 0792 021 8169


Gavin is a specialist restructuring lawyer. Consistent exposure to a wide range of projects, together with a secondment at a firm of accountants, has allowed Gavin to develop an informed but commercial approach to law and a greater understanding of clients’ needs.

Gavin has significant experience advising insolvency practitioners and financial institutions on all legal matters arising from corporate and individual insolvencies.

He also advises directors in respect of their duties and liabilities.


  1. Advising the joint administrators from KPMG LLP in respect of the administration of the Patisserie Valerie group of companies.
  2. Advising administrators from one of the UK’s leading accountancy firms in respect of all matters arising from the administration of a financial services company, including the sale of the business and issues surrounding payment protection insurance (PPI) litigation.
  3. Advising administrators from one of the UK’s top four accountancy firms in respect of the sale of the business of a significant property development company based in the North West.
  4. Acting for and defending a ‘celebrity bankrupt’ in respect of proceedings brought by the Official Receiver and Trustees in Bankruptcy in respect of a number of issues relating to an estimated £70 million shortfall to creditors. 

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