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GA Solicitors

UK 2023
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Ranked lawyers
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Firm Details:
Managing Partner:
David Wallis
Number of partners: 20

THE FIRM:
GA Solicitors is an innovative regional law firm with more than 200 years of heritage and expertise. The firm invests heavily into its people through training, development, staff benefits and ongoing recruitment.

Its vision is to RISE: Resolve, Innovate, Serve and Excel. This is clear across its eight core departments and numerous specialist teams, all of which have a strong focus on client service and providing added-value.

With central offices in both Plymouth and Bath, GA Solicitors offers a modern working environment, benefitting from the latest technology. GA Solicitors also has an outstanding CSR record, supporting many charities and organisations locally and nationally.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK:
Company Commercial:
The firm’s established commercial team is ranked in Chambers and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, partnership and shareholder agreements, company formations and articles of association, joint ventures and reconstructions.

Commercial Property:
GA has one of the largest dedicated commercial property teams in Plymouth. The experienced team includes specialists offering advice on commercial landlord and tenant law, development land acquisition, leases, property and asset finance and property sales and purchases.

Employment:
The employment team advises businesses and senior level employees on all aspects of employment law, working with major employers across the region and beyond.

GA Energy:
GA Energy advises large and small scale renewable energy developers on projects throughout the UK with particular expertise in on-shore wind, solar and battery storage projects. This includes advising on heads of terms, exclusivity agreements, land options for leases, cable and access easements and joint ventures for new build subsidy free projects. The team provides virtual in-house legal support, as well as advising energy developers on maximising value from existing asset portfolios, including re-powering, extending lease terms, co-locating technologies and retrofitting battery storage.

Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s dispute resolution department includes a number of specialist teams including property litigation, contentious probate, business disputes and residential landlord and tenant.

Family:
GA’s family team is ranked highly in Chambers and includes a number of individually ranked lawyers, all highlighted as specialists in this field of law.

Personal Injury & Medical Negligence:
Acting solely on behalf of claimants, GA’s personal injury team has recovered compensation for thousands of victims, totalling millions of pounds. Specialisms within the team include: asbestos, industrial and occupational disease and medical negligence.

Residential Conveyancing:
The firm’s award-winning residential team is one of the largest in Plymouth and undertakes all residential work including sales, purchases, transfers of equity, mortgages and specialist trust work.

Wills, Trusts & Probate:
This department undertakes a variety of private client work, such as trusts and tax planning, will writing and probate, and is ranked band one in Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

RECRUITMENT:
The firm continually looks to attract and retain the best in legal talent. Each year the firm recruits at least two trainees and is always open to the recruitment of individuals and teams in specialist areas of the law. Further details can be found at www.GAsolicitors.com/recruitment

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GA Solicitors rankings

UK Guide 2023
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Plymouth and surrounds
Family/Matrimonial
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Family/Matrimonial
1
Family/Matrimonial
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Gloria Dyer
1
Gloria Dyer
1
Band 1
Michelle Grove
1
Michelle Grove
1
Band 1
Andrew Wonnacott
U
Andrew Wonnacott
U
Up and Coming
South West
Corporate/M&A: SME/Owner-managed Businesses
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A: SME/Owner-managed Businesses
1
Corporate/M&A: SME/Owner-managed Businesses
1
Band 1
Lawyers
James Peterson
2
James Peterson
2
Band 2
Tony Cusack
2
Tony Cusack
2
Band 2
Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant
3
Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Matthew Sheather
2
Matthew Sheather
2
Band 2