- Gateley - a leading national full-service commercial law firm - reports a solid six months performance with revenues up 10.9% at £29.6m and adjusted EBITDA up 40.6% to £4.5m (pro-forma 2014: £3.2m).

Profit before tax rose by 11.5% to £2.9m (pro-forma 2014: £2.6m).

Chief executive Michael Ward said: "I am delighted with the performance of the business during the six month period to 31 October 2015, a period in which we have achieved and in some cases over-achieved against the targets we set ourselves at the time of our IPO in June 2015.

"The Group's ability to deliver a strong first half performance, in an improving but challenging market, whilst at the same time transitioning the business from an LLP to a Plc not only highlights the capabilities of the senior management team but also reconfirms our strategy of using our more flexible Plc status to enhance shareholder value through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

"These results represent a very solid start to our life as a Plc and I believe will serve to further raise our profile, differentiate us from our direct competitors and attract quality staff. As such, the Board looks forward to the remainder of its first year as a Plc with confidence."

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