Real world advice to increase efficiencies and maximise value

Gateley Plc is one of the leading legal advisers to the recruitment sector. Our cross-departmental team offers specialist advice and expertise on all aspects of recruitment business legal issues and regulations.
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Our highly regarded team has a wealth of knowledge about the recruitment sector, and is known for delivering real world advice and recommendations that make a real difference for your business. Whatever the particular challenges you’re facing, our experts offer strength in depth and untouchable transactional experience. With sector insight that’s second to none, you’ll find we bring clarity and value to your table from a business standpoint as well as a legal and regulatory one.

We’ve acted on the sale and purchase of many recruitment businesses, including MBOs and investments by private equity funds. We’ve also advised recruitment agencies – such as Pertemps, HCIG and Cordant Group, for example – on issues as varied as T&Cs, restrictive covenants, business protection in the social media arena, and compliance with the Conduct Regulations, Agency Workers Regulations and the Auto Enrolment Regime.

Whether we’re handling your on-going legal requirements or helping you prepare for a sale and maximising value, you can expect pragmatic solutions, straightforward advice and genuine partner involvement from day one.

We regularly advise owner managers, PE funds and management teams on buying and selling recruitment businesses. We’re a member of APSCo and are well-connected with other advisers within the sector.

Our expert team includes dedicated M&A lawyers, who are highly experienced in dealing with buying and selling companies, private equity deals, MBOs, shareholder agreements and joint ventures. Employment lawyers are on hand to advise you on all employment law matters, while our commercial lawyers can offer guidance on the type of contracts that staffing businesses enter into, whether it’s contracts with their own clients or workers, or contracts in connection with an RPO or vendor management. Specialist tax lawyers can advise on IR35, travel & subsistence and setting up EMI and other share option schemes, while our pension lawyers offer advice on auto enrolment.

Technically excellent, we have the sector insight to truly understand the day-to-day issues you’re facing – and the expert resources to meet your every need.

Recruitment Sector Brochure Pages - May 2018

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