Gareth has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, the vast majority of those spent at Wilkes. In 2018 Gareth was appointed joint Managing Partner.

Gareth is known by his clients as a problem solver and prides himself on his ability to help clients with a wide range of issues.

He has particular expertise in acting for owner managed businesses based in the UK and beyond with a particular focus on the automotive industry.

As well as UK transactions a significant number of Gareth and his teams transactions involve an international element due to the range of clients he acts for both in the UK and overseas.

Gareth and his team are proud to offer clients access to a highly-skilled team of multi-lingual and internationally qualified lawyers which allows us to offer our full spectrum of services seamlessly, particularly when acting on cross-border transactions.

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Company  Sales and Purchases, MBO/MBI’s, complex tax reorganisations, retail motor trade.

MBO J S Wright & Co Limited
Acquisition of James A Lawrie Limited
Acquisiton of Four VW Dealerships


  • Gareth and the team at Wilkes provided us with efficient, professional advice, helping us to continue to expand

    - Mike Berwick, Johnsons Cars Limited.

  • We loved the fact that knowledge of ‘our’ deal was disseminated throughout the Wilkes team which made contacting them with any issue that arose very easy. It was due totally to the experience, expertise and efficiency of Wilkes that the sale was completed on time, budget and for the original agreed purchase price

    - Henry Watts, 7 Day Catering/Servest Multi Service Group.

  • We greatly appreciate the relationship we have with Gareth and the rest of the team at Wilkes. Their understanding of our business, and the retail car business generally, makes what can often be a time consuming and challenging process more straight forward. Wilkes are very used to our approach and method of doing deals.

    - Mike Berwick, Operations Director at Johnsons Cars