Archive for February 2018

Why Freeing up Your Time Can Make You a Better Professional

“There is no substitute for hard work.” The famous musing of iconic American inventor and businessman Thomas Edison, remains as true today as it did a century ago. Edison however, neglected to mention that, although there is no substitute to working hard, there is a crucial accessory to it; working smart. It’s become fashionable these […]

Leaders – are you inspiring and motivating your team?

Four simple habits that leaders should adopt when inspiring and motivating their team Every CEO will tell you that they have a number of ‘high-performers’ in their organisations. The idea generators, the doers, the people that drive the business forward. As a leader, your role is to nurture as many of these people as possible – inspiring and motivating your […]

Company Culture: the three best applications of Apple’s excellent customer service

Apples customer service At gunnercooke, our model is based around a culture of innovation. We passionately believe that without a culture, any business model can be copied. For this reason, we place so much emphasis upon developing and strengthening the ethos and cultural heart of gunnercooke. We strive to enable our lawyers to operate quickly, […]

Disruptive Growth: an insight into the changes to the legal sector

When we think about sectors undergoing disruptive growth and transformation, some come to mind more readily than others. IT, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing – to name a few – regularly feature in news reports. All detailing how they are morphing in ways congruent with the digital age. Less likely to make synapses glow, is the legal […]

Goal Setter: five essential steps to achieve any major goal

“Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?” It’s a question we’ve all been asked, and a question most of us dread thinking about. We all have our own aspirations of what we want to achieve in life – they’re our ‘silver linings’, our ‘light at the end of the tunnels’. But when does […]

5 Series Webinar: five top tips for directors

What are directors and what do they do? Hosted by Dispute Resolution Partner, Christine Oxenburgh A director is an appointed or elected member of the board of directors of companies who, along with other directors, have the responsibility for determining and implementing company policy. As a director, your duties are a series of statutory, common law […]

Company Culture: three approaches Lush have taken to apply expertly crafted customer service

Our Company Culture At gunnercooke, our model is based around a company culture of innovation. We passionately believe that without a company culture, any business model can be copied. For this reason, we place so much emphasis upon developing and strengthening the ethos and cultural heart of gunnercooke. We strive to enable our lawyers to […]

How Going Self-Employed Means an End to Office Politics

The Benefits of a Law Firm but None of the Office Politics The point at which an individual decides that structured, office-based employment isn’t for them is rarely a snap decision. It usually comes after a period during which certain events contribute to a moment in time when they stop what they’re doing and think, […]

The Countdown to GDPR: processing of personal data and acquiring consent

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. In order to comply businesses have started to implement compliance strategies to mitigate the risk of an enforcement action. In our last blog we considered the initial steps businesses should take to make compliance with the GDPR as painless as possible, starting with […]

Company Culture: three practices Virgin Trains use to ensure they go the extra mile

At gunnercooke, our model is based around a company culture of innovation. We passionately believe that without a culture, any business model can be copied. For this reason we place so much emphasis upon developing and strengthening the ethos and cultural heart of gunnercooke. We strive to enable our lawyers to operate quickly, efficiently and […]

Team Dynamics: the barrister / solicitor relationship

Dispute Resolution and Employment Law Partner, Shilpen Savani, features in Grania’s latest article for Counsel Magazine looking into the changes in the way barristers and solicitors team dynamics work, in the same fashion as both sides of the profession. Shilpen, along with barrister Adam Chichester-Clark of Three Stone Chambers, draw on their experience of working together […]

How to serve court proceedings on your opponent

Serving you When starting court proceedings against someone, you must ensure that your proceedings have been validly served on your opponent. If they haven’t, there is a risk that your claim will never get past first base! Judgement was handed down by the Supreme Court in February 2018, as the Court was asked to decide […]