Giles is a partner and joint head of our Corporate team having joined the firm in 2006. He is based in Exeter and deals predominantly with M&A work with a particular focus on buying and selling IFA firms.
He qualified as a solicitor in September 2009 having studied modern and contemporary history at Queen Mary, University of London and law at BPP Law School in London gaining a distinction on the Legal Practice Course.
Giles has over 12 years’ experience in advising business owners throughout the lifecycle of their business including start up, funding, share incentives, acquisitions and exit.
Recent highlights include:
- The disposal of the specialist drainage, cleaning and surveying company Oneline Surveys to Adler and Allan
- The disposal of a commercial laundry equipment specialist to Wolf Laundry
- The disposal of a financial services intermediary to Fidelity International
- The disposal of an independent financial planning business to Paradigm Norton.
Giles’ personal testimonials:
Chambers and Partners (2024) – “Giles has a great ability to think on his feet and give good, practical advice.”
Chambers and Partners (2023) – Giles Dunning has a broad range of experience in corporate and M&A matters, notably in relation to transactions for IFAs. “He’s always very helpful and supportive.”
Chambers and Partners (2022) – Giles Dunning has a broad range of experience in corporate and M&A matters, notably in relation to transactions for IFA firms. “Professional, responsive, pragmatic, diligent, approachable and experienced.”
Chambers and Partners (2021) – Giles has a broad range of experience in corporate and M&A matters, notably in relation to transactions for IFA firms. “He is very personable, easy to work with and has very good subject knowledge.” “He is a good lawyer who will get the deal done.”
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his young family, running and enjoying the outdoors.