Archive for June 2018

Since #MeToo, is it too difficult to bring a sexual harassment claim in the workplace?

Thanks to campaigns such as #MeToo and the exposure of Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment in the workplace is now a very hot and live topic. As a result, a spate of claims against employers is inevitable as more victims have the courage to come forward. But how difficult is it to bring a claim? Nearly […]

Warrington technology firm IESA sold in a deal worth £88m

A gunnnercooke team led by Mark Whittaker, has advised on the sale of IESA, a market leading business process outsourcer. The buyer was leading distributor of electronics, engineering tools and consumables, Electrocomponents PLC. The sale provides an exit for Gresham Private Equity, who invested in the company through an MBO in 2012. Headquartered in Warrington, IESA has frequently […]

What is a CVA and why are so many retailers using one?

House of Fraser proposes a CVA In June 2018 House of Fraser became the latest multi-site retailer to propose a CVA. It follows the recent CVAs of ToysRus, Mothercare, Carpetright, New Look, Prezzo and Jamies Italian. The national press has run stories questioning the use of CVAs but has failed to properly explain what the […]