We advise employers, HR practitioners and those responsible for people management on the best way to fix the people issues that arise within organisations in everyday operations as well as in change projects. We help workforces become fitter for the future, flexing the solutions employers implement in response to changing economic and social contexts.

Fix people problems

When people issues occur, there’s a lot to consider. What are the possible outcomes? What impact will this have on our reputation and credibility? Have we got the time, expertise and buy-in to deal with this internally? 

Every situation is different, and from the outset, we work as a partner, helping you undertake the necessary due diligence, assess response options and forecast cost implications to identify the solution that’s right for your business.

We will help you fix the problem, but we’ll also help you identify the root cause and the most cost-effective solutions in the long term. 

Get your people fit for the future

We’re experts in streamlining employment processes, optimising recruitment and reward programmes, and futureproofing HR planning. 

From the outset, we partner with clients to support them in defining project goals and requirements, establishing project governance, legal and regulatory compliance, and managing stakeholder engagement. 

We simplify project implementation and minimise the strain on internal teams; we can manage all aspects of project execution, from internal communication and document drafting to reviewing outputs and overseeing specific project streams. 

Flex in response to change

Change is inevitable, and finding the correct response can be a challenge. We support our clients to adapt to changing organisational, economic and social contexts.

We’re proactive in identifying gaps, evaluating risk and determining the best course of action. 

We offer varying levels of support to meet the needs of your business, from providing a second opinion on internal documents, to providing comprehensive guidance on in-house operations.

Why choose Gateley?

  • Gateley brings together a broad spectrum of legal and complementary services. We’re always on hand to help you adapt, no matter the challenge.
  • Help and guidance in dealing with the issue, including alternative responses and proactive advice on potential future problems and changing best practices.
  • Here when you need us for a second opinion or support on ad-hoc requests.

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HR advisory

Dealing with everyday employee relations takes up time and resources. 

Employment litigation & tribunals

Our vast experience means we keep costs and disruption to an absolute minimum.

Diversity, equity & inclusion

Embracing diversity in the workplace adds tangible value to your organisation.

Workplace investigations

The legal framework for investigations can be complex, as can be the relevant issues.

Workforce restructuring

We advise on ways to limit employment costs and reshape businesses.

Recruitment & retention

Attracting, recruiting and retaining talented individuals can be essential for success.

Disciplinary & dismissal procedures

There may be circumstances when disciplining or even dismissing employees is unavoidable.

Employee ownership trusts

An EOT provides a great alternative for those looking to sell their business.

Absence management

When employees are absent from work for long periods of time, this can cause significant disruption.

Employee benefits & employee incentive schemes

We advise on the most tax-efficient way to reward employees by means of share-based incentives.

Restrictive covenants

A powerful tool in protecting a business, buying you valuable time when you’re under threat.

Flexible working

Flexible working arrangements can be beneficial to both employees and employers alike.


From time to time employers may face the difficult necessity of reducing head count.

Business immigration

Moving people into the UK can be challenging. It is crucial to get expert advice.

TUPE & outsourcing

Applying TUPE correctly can be central to the success of buying or selling a business.