Andrew Macmillan

Andrew Macmillan

Partner at Gateley Legal

The head of Gateley Legal’s Employment, Pensions and Private Client Group shares his passions and interests.

How do you like to start the day?

Walking Maggie, our vizsla, by the riverside as the sun comes up.

What’s your favourite object in your office/home office?

My coffee machine.

Who is your closest colleague?

There are a few, but probably my PA Claire who I have worked with for 15 years.

Do you have a favourite family heirloom?


What’s your favourite song of all time?

“I Forget Where We Were” by Ben Howard.

What’s your favourite play?

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht.

Who’s your favourite movie star?

Tom Hanks.

What’s your favourite book?

Espedair Street by Iain Banks

What book are you reading right now?

Silverview by John Le Carre.

What book do you wish you had written?

Corporate Insolvency: Employment and Pension Rights by David Pollard.

What’s the greatest invention of all time?


Is there a sport you wish you could play?

Football, specifically in a World Cup Final.

Who inspires you in business?

Anyone with a positive mindset and a clear vision of what they want to achieve.

In the office do you dress up, dress down or somewhere in between?

Up for hearings; down for the office.

Where do you go to relax?

The pub or the City Ground (preferably both on the same day).

What country have you always wanted to visit?


Besides your phone, what do you always have with you?

Reading glasses.

What’s the best part of your job?

Helping clients find the solution to their trickiest problems.

How do you unwind after work?

By doing anything that isn’t work!

Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure?


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