A number of years ago we spoke to our target market and listened when they told us that they were unhappy with the way that legal and professional services are delivered. They told us their frustrations. We responded with a model that answered each of their concerns, building a law firm whose number one priority is to understand objectives and help its clients to reach them.

We were told that businesses wanted senior lawyers and trusted advisors. We guarantee that every lawyer at gunnercooke has 10,000 hours of experience. We recruit lawyers based not only upon technical prowess but also on commerciality and their ability to empathise.

We were told that billing by time led to fee uncertainty which was damaging to our clients’  budgeting and businesses. So we agreed that gunnercooke would solely operate via fixed, certain fees.

We were told that lawyers often lack commercial acumen. We developed a profit share model with each of our lawyers. They are as good as their last transaction. They have an added desire to provide brilliant client service. They seek to understand a client’s needs and become trusted advisors. Our model allows them to be fully aligned with their clients on working towards results.

And what happened? Today, we are one of the fastest growing commercial law firms in the UK. We set out to inspire the best lawyers and professional advisors to join us and generate change. We gave them freedom, flexibility and a support network  that continues to develop their skills.

Our ambition is tall. We want to be recognised as the leading law firm in the World, as measured by client service. To do this, we need to offer more than solely legal services, and have expanded the gunnercooke group to include the businesses below.

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Today, our group comprises:

gunnercookeConsulting is a management consultancy business, comprising consultants all of whom have previously held senior Exec and Non-Exec positions in industry. They are comfortable and confident at the board room table; managing change, galvanizing teams, inspiring action.

Ignition Law

Starting a business can be exciting, terrifying and a million miles an hour. To advise these special kind of businesses is a full time job – and at Ignition Law, they do just that! Ignition works exclusively with start ups and technology businesses. They are set up to respond specifically to the unique needs of fast-growing start ups; operating from entrepreneurial hubs throughout London and using a wide range of technology to support their delivery.


gunnerbloom is our sister firm, focused on developing ambitious, entrepreneurial lawyers up to 8 years PQE, who will also support the senior lawyers of gunnercooke where appropriate. The gunnerbloom lawyers will be trained and developed directly by gunnercooke partners, and where appropriate, will support client work as a cost effective resource.

Soon after establishing gunnercooke, we decided our aim was not just to be about profit and growth but we wanted to do something for our communities. We wanted to do something meaningful. inspire* is a social business that connects small to medium sized, ambitious charities with the resources that they need to grow, at no cost to the charity.


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