Membership History

Joined 2004

Membership History

Joined 2004

Company Overview

Gateley Legal is the legal business at the heart of Gateley. Founded in Birmingham in 1808, we have provided commercial legal services to individuals and businesses over the last 200 years. Providing excellent client service to individuals and businesses across the UK is fundamental to our ethos of being forward thinking and straight talking.

  • Over 1,000 staff across ten offices – grown from 385 people since our float in 2015
  • Turnover increased from £53.8 million in 2014 to £103.5 million in 2019
  • Supporting over 5,700 clients, from FTSE 100 companies, to private individuals, in the UK and beyond
  • Attractive employee proposition through share ownership
  • A strong and loyal client base (98% of clients recommend us)

As the first law firm to list on the London Stock Exchange’s growth market, AIM, our strategy is to differentiate, diversify and incentivise to deliver growth. As a result, we’ve increased profit delivery year on year through the expansion of business services.

Franchise Services

Our team has extensive experience in handling both contentious and non-contentious franchising issues. We advise both franchisors and franchisees clients on all aspects of their businesses, ensuring that our clients get the right advice to achieve their commercial objectives. We provide strategic and specific advice on the franchising process – from initial exploration to global expansion. 

Specifically, we help our franchising clients with:

  • franchise agreements (including international master licences) and other commercial contracts
  • protecting intellectual property rights
  • property leases and agreements 
  • employment law and personnel issues
  • disputes if franchising relationships break down.


‘Quality of advice is a paramount requirement and it is for this reason I choose Gateley’…substantial expertise in franchising and trade marks – CHAMBERS UK, 2016

Email: john.burns@gateleyplc.com
Tel: 0161 836 7923
Location: Manchester, M2 4WU
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