Gateley to become UK’s first law firm to trade on stock exchange
Gateley has announced plans to become the UK’s first publicly traded law firm. The commercial legal business is to launch an initial public offering and application for admission of its ordinary shares to trading on AIM. Gateley can trace its history back to 1808 and provides legal services to over 5,500 clients across multiple sectors from offices in Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Dubai. In 2014 the law was changed in England and Wales allowing non-lawyers to own and invest in law firms.