Careers - Gateley Plc

We think as big as you do when it comes to your career

We are industry trail blazers following our move to become the first UK commercial law firm to float on the London Stock Exchange. This is a clear indication of how our innovative and entrepreneurial approach to business has brought us the success we have had to date.

We’re industry trailblazers – the first UK commercial law firm to float on the London Stock Exchange. Becoming a plc is just one example of our entrepreneurial attitude; an attitude that brings continued success. Our people share that mind-set, solving problems for clients and helping our business to go from strength to strength.

Law firms are powered by their people. We expect a lot from our people, and we give a lot in return. A rewarding and flexible career structure. The opportunity to own shares in the company and invest in its growth and success. Challenging work balanced with life outside the office.

Whether you are looking to develop your career as a fee earner or as a member of our business services team at Gateley Plc we look to provide an open and supportive culture where people can excel in their chosen career and add real value to our business. As a business we strive to deliver 100% client satisfaction whilst ensuring we develop, recognise and reward our employees.

Our interview process is as much about you finding out about our business and our culture, as it is about us learning more about you. A two-stage interview process allows you to meet a range of people from the business: some doing the role you have applied for, members of the team and others from a different team. This allows candidates to really get a feel for what we do and our culture.

Gateley Plc has five core values which drive everything we do and form our culture. These are entrepreneurial, client focused, commercial, open and honest and team based. We strive to provide an enjoyable and fulfilling working environment where people can excel in their chosen career.

People and culture make Gateley Plc a great place to work. Each member of our team is valued and rewarded for the work they do. We offer a wide range of benefits as part of a package to retain, attract and incentivise great people. In addition to a competitive salary we offer the following core benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday, which increases with length of service
  • Pension scheme
  • Private health scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Sharesave scheme allowing you to have an equity stake in the company
  • Life assurance three times your salary
  • Travel pass scheme
  • Paid study and exam leave


We also offer a flexible benefits package, which allows our employees to choose from a range of benefits to suit their lifestyle. This includes:

  • Retail discounts
  • The opportunity to buy back additional holiday
  • A cycle-to-work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Dental schemes
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption schemes
  • An employee assistance scheme to advise and support our employees

In addition, we enjoy spending time with each other and regularly hold social events through our social club. From karaoke nights to curry and cocktails to a family day at Christmas, there is something for everyone.

Independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers UK count 121 Gateley names among their ‘leading individuals’. They also rate legal expertise and capability across all UK regions. Gateley practices are ranked in tiers one and two 46 times.

Gateley is also the most active corporate law firm – ranked number one by Experian for M&A deal volume.