September 2016

Gateley acquires Hamer Associates

National full-service commercial law firm Gateley has acquired Birmingham-based specialist property consultancy Hamer Associates in a £2.05 million deal. Hamer Associates, to be renamed Gateley Hamer, is the second acquisition Gateley has made since the Group’s admission to AIM in June 2015. In April, the firm acquired specialist property business Gateley Capitus. Founded in 2000 […]


Hamer ideas taken on board in new Neighbourhood Planning Bill

It’s only a couple of months since I presented at the Compulsory Purchase Association national conference, putting forward a case for standardising the ability for acquiring authorities to take temporary possession of land and establishing a framework for assessing compensation. My ‘conclusions’ slide said: Temporary powers are necessary but procedure for use and compensation is […]