A career with Gateley – why join us?

Forward thinking, straight talking, we provide a stimulating and rewarding environment for people who are looking for a new challenge. Our people thrive on being pro-active, bringing energy and implementing ideas. We work hard and enjoy what we do. 

Whether you’re an experienced partner, or at the start of your career, everyone is valued, supported and trusted to be their very best. 

The first commercial law firm to float on the London Stock Exchange, we stand apart from the crowd. Join the team that encourages you to invest, collaborate and succeed. Be ambitious for your success. 

Our culture – our Gateley Team Spirit – underpins everything that we do:

  • we work together, collaborating to bring out the best in each other; 
  • we are forward thinkers, motivated by change and doing things differently; 
  • we have room to breathe, supported to bring the best of ourselves to work; 
  • we are trusted to do, encouraged to use our professional experience to deliver a great service to our internal and external clients; and
  • we are ambitious for success, quietly confident and never boastful. 

We recognise that people are rewarded at work in many ways, not purely financial.  Balance, flexibility and choice give our people room to breathe.

Being rewarded for your efforts

We recognise the importance of creating a rewarding place to work.

We appreciate that not everyone is the same and individuals will be motivated by different types of reward at different times in their life: what you want at the start of your career may vary significantly if you start a family or later on life when considering your road to retirement. Choosing benefits that work for you is important so alongside competitive remuneration structures, you will have the opportunity to tailor some of your benefits to suit your own preferences.

As a Plc we are uniquely positioned to offer equity participation for all individuals:

You can become a Gateley shareholder and share in the success of the business. We are proud that 45% of colleagues participate in our Save As You Earn share scheme vs. a 25% UK average and at least 75% of colleagues are existing share or option holders in the Group. Watch the videos below for more on our different shareholding schemes:

Developing your skills

Your development will start on your very first day and will continue throughout your Gateley career.

We will support your progress every step of the way. Formal and on-the-job training will keep your skills sharp and relevant. You will build your experience on a day-to-day basis doing fascinating and career-enhancing work.

Be yourself

Creating an inclusive culture is not a tick-box exercise, something which you create once and move on. It is something that you need to continuously invest time and energy in. 

To ensure that we always create a sense of belonging for all Gateley colleagues, where everyone can be themselves, we have created a number of diversity networks. These internal groups create a place of debate where people can learn from each other, educate each other and celebrate our differences.

Thinking of a career in law?

Our ‘Introduction to M&A law’ programme with Forage is a great place to start.

In this programme you will learn all about mergers and acquisitions and assist our team with a hypothetical transaction, applying critical thinking and commercial awareness to achieve the required outcome. After completing the task, you will be able to compare your work to our team’s modal solution.

Click here to find out more and to register.

Contact our Recruitment team

Unfortunately we are unable to accept speculative applications for any roles including internships and placement schemes. All live vacancies must be applied for via the “View roles” section of this website. If you have any other queries please contact our recruitment team.

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