Gary qualified in 1989 with Alsop Wilkinson in London (now DLA Piper). In 1991 returned to the north and for four years worked at Aaron & Partners in Chester. He moved to Mace & Jones in 1995 and became a partner in the corporate department in 1998.

Gary offers a wide range of expertise to a varied client base including, SMEs, large corporates, universities and the regional venture finance holding fund North West Business Finance Limited. He advises clients on all aspects of company commercial work, nationally and internationally, from starting up, shareholders agreements, terms of trading, agency and distribution, mergers and acquisitions, MBOs, joint ventures, fund raising and AIM flotations.

2010/2011 saw a marked upturn in deals as Gary led a number of transactions including the reorganisation of the student union complex for Bangor University, the investment in Fairbanks Environmental Limited by Tokheim SAS, acting for the management in the venture capital funded MBO of Cawood Scientific plc, advising Boulting Group Limited on a joint venture with SNEF to build nuclear power stations, and advising Goonhilly Earth Station Limited on the acquisition of the Goonhilly telecommunications site in Cornwall from BT.

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“I give mandates to him because I feel he handles things well. He has got an enquiring mind. I know what I expect of him and he knows what he expects of me. It’s important that the advisers liaise with each other, you know how people act and react. He always has a junior but he tends to lead from the front. He’ll delegate less and do more. I get on well with him – I don’t know him as a friend but I trust him within work.” (Client)

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