Firm structure

Bell Gully is a partnership and the partners own the business.

​The Chairman (an elected position held by one of the partners) is responsible for the management of the business as a whole, supported by the Deputy Chairman (also an elected partner) and the Chief Operating Officer who have complementary management roles. Day-to-day management of the legal departments is the responsibility of the Department Leaders. Day-to-day management of business support departments is the responsibility of the Chief Operating Officer.

The Board, which comprises six partners, is the firm's governance body and is responsible for the strategic direction of the business as well as setting policy.

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the management of the business support services, which include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Business Development, Secretarial, Office Services and Operations. Those responsible for each of these services are the Directors of Finance, Information Technology, Business Development and Human Resources, who report to the Chief Operating Officer – collectively they are the Senior Management Team.

In addition to the Board, Department Leaders and the Senior Management Team, the firm has a number of sub-committees (comprising mainly partners and senior managers) dealing with specific areas of the firm's operations.  These include our:

  • Audit Committee

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Expenses Committee

  • IT Committee

  • New Matters and Conflicts Committee

  • New Partners Admission Committee

  • Pro Bono Committee

  • Revenue Taskforce

  • Risk Management Committee

  • Staff Committee