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Legal apprenticeship scheme will allow participants to qualify as solicitors

A raft of leading law firms and in-house teams have helped the UK government develop new apprenticeship standards for the legal profession, helping to create a potential new route to qualification.

21 Aug 2014 | 13:46 | secure


inner image Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks halve combined national legal panel

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have cut their national legal panel by more than half, with Norton Rose Fulbright, Eversheds and Brodies all losing spots on the roster.

29 Jul 2014 | 15:51 | secure

inner image The turnaround: Gateley senior partner Michael Ward on how the firm is looking to cash in after the crash

By most reckonings, Gateley is a firm that has performed well in recent years. Under the leadership of senior partner Michael Ward profit per equity partner (PEP) increased nearly 10% to £288,000 in 2013-14.

22 Jul 2014 | 13:32 | secure

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Nabarro, Hill Dicks and Gateley all post 2013-14 profit increases

Nabarro, Hill Dickinson and Gateley have become the latest firms to post figures for the 2013-14 financial year, with all three revealing increases in profit for the year.

02 Jul 2014 | 13:53 | secure

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Legal sector outsourcer Intelligent Office eyes second base after £10m buyout

Intelligent Office (IO), a business process outsourcing company used by firms including Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Wiggin and Farrer & Co, is eyeing "significant" expansion following a £10m management buyout.

12 May 2014 | 12:17 | secure

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Howard KennedyFsi and Gateley lead on West Ham' Upton Park sale

Gateley and Howard KennedyFsi have advised on West Ham United's sale of its Upton Park ground to Galliard Group.

12 Feb 2014 | 15:41 | secure

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Weightmans latest firm to receive ABS approval

Weightmans has become just the third UK top 50 firm to secure an alternative business structure (ABS) licence. The granting of a licence comes just days after Gateley became the second biggest domestic firm to make the move.

23 Dec 2013 | 12:00 | secure

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Gateley becomes second top 50 UK firm to secure ABS licence

Gateley has joined Irwin Mitchell as the second firm in the UK top 50 to secure an alternative business structure (ABS) licence, which will allow the firm to appoint non-solicitors to its membership from 1 January 2014.

20 Dec 2013 | 12:23 | secure

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Gateley posts 22% PEP hike as HFW, Shoosmiths unveil 2012-13 results

Gateley has reported a significant hike in profits with profit per equity partner (PEP) soaring by 22% while revenue also climbed 7% during the 2012-13 financial year. After a disappointing 2011-12 when Gateley suffered a decline in its top and bott...

10 Jul 2013 | 11:23 | secure

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DAC Beachcroft, Weightmans and Gateley unveil partner promotions

DAC Beachcroft has promoted five lawyers into its partnership as part of the firm's latest promotion round, mirroring the number promoted in 2012. The quintet of new partners include a UK trio comprising London-based James Deacon (litigation) and Manc...

01 May 2013 | 17:04 | secure

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The Transfer Window: recent moves including SNR, Gateley, K&L Gates

Harbottle & Lewis has recruited top-rated defamation and reputation management partner John Kelly from Schillings, in an eye-catching hire for the City firm. Kelly has acted for a raft of high-profile clients including disgraced cyclist Lance Armst...

26 Mar 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Gateley, Eversheds and Trowers lead on West Ham's Olympic Stadium deal

Eversheds, Gateley and Trowers & Hamlins have all advised on the deal announced today (22 March) which has seen West Ham United Football Club confirmed as main tenants of London's Olympic Stadium. The deal comes after the Government agreed to provi...

22 Mar 2013 | 13:44 | secure

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DLA Glasgow partner trio opt against Edinburgh move to join HBJ Gateley

Three DLA Piper partners have opted against a move to Edinburgh following the firm's decision to close in Glasgow, with a team led by Scotland restructuring head Yvonne Brady instead joining HBJ Gateley. Brady will be joined at HBJ in Glasgow by pa...

18 Mar 2013 | 11:00 | secure

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BT calls on panel firms to work with new legal services business

BT is planning to use the launch of its new legal services venture BT Law to start partnering up with its roster of external law firm advisers on client work. The telecoms giant plans to start cross-selling work with panel firms – either pitchin...

08 Mar 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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BT completes UK panel review as media firms win spots on new roster

BT has overhauled its roster of external advisers, with media law specialists Wiggin and Sheridans winning roles on the telecoms giant's new UK panel. The duo, which join existing panel firms Bird & Bird, CMS Cameron McKenna and Freshfields Bruckha...

31 Jan 2013 | 14:55 | secure