Four new partners as part of ongoing recruitment drive!


gunnercooke, has expanded its team of senior lawyers with the appointment of four new partners as part of its on-going recruitment drive.

Rebecca Kelly will be working from Leeds, with a focus on intellectual property and commercial law. She has over 14 years’ experience working with businesses both in-house and in private practice, including previous positions at Field Fisher and HLW Keeble Hawson.

Deborah Niven joins from HLW Keeble Hawson where she was Associate Solicitor. She will be based in Sheffield, bringing expertise in intellectual property, information technology and commercial law from her work at boutique IP practice Virtuoso Legal.

Simon Tomlinson has been appointed partner in the real estate and construction team. With 15 years’ experience in a range of commercial, secured lending and property-related transactions, he joins from Hamers, where he was partner, and will be based in Hull.

Starting out as a chartered surveyor before training as a solicitor, Tom Seabrook has worked in real estate and secured lending for over 25 years, including roles at Irwin Mitchell, Halliwells and Eversheds. He will be working from Manchester with a focus on dispute resolution involving real estate and banking.

gunnercooke is a full service corporate and commercial legal firm, comprising solely senior lawyers with a minimum 10,000 hours practising experience. The firm operates across the UK, with offices in Manchester and London.

Founding partner Darryl Cooke commented: “I’m pleased to be growing our team of partners with four such high-calibre individuals and their experience will add tremendous value to our clients’ work.

“The momentum of our expansion is testament to the success of our unique operational model, and we’re looking forward to continuing our recruitment drive across the UK.”

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