Archive for October 2018

Proactive Management of Commercial Leases: Part 2

Property Dispute Resolution Partner, Claire-Elaine Arthurs, will be presenting a Four Part Series exploring the common issues that arise with Commercial Property Leases. She will be considering how a proactive approach can manage risks, avoid disputes and allow both Landlords and Tenants to get the best out of their Tenancy. Part 2: Common Issues During […]

Is artificial intelligence a friend or a foe to the legal profession?

Is artificial intelligence a friend or a foe to the legal profession? Written by Thalis Vlachos, Employment Law Partner at gunnercooke. Some argue artificial intelligence (AI) is a threat and claim that it will lead to widespread job losses. Others see it as an opportunity to improve legal services and change them for the better. In this […]

Professional Negligence Update

Professional Negligence Update It is an unpleasant reality that solicitors operate in a more litigious environment than ever before and that claims are a growing area of risk for firms. With their relatively deep pockets, solicitors are vulnerable, easy targets for claims by those who may be hit hard by the recession and Brexit. Solicitors have […]

5 Top Tips Relating to Financially Troubled Businesses

5 Top Tips Relating to Financially Troubled Businesses Hosted by Restructuring & Insolvency Partner, Jeremy Goldring Jeremy’s experience spans the whole spectrum of the Restructuring & Insolvency business environment, across just about every business sector. He advises anyone who is an existing stakeholder or is thinking of investing in a distressed business – or is […]

inspire* Gift of Time Pledge Event

“Imagine if we all gave one hour of our time, the difference we could make to the world.” – Winston Churchill inspire* Gift of Time Pledge Event Date: Wednesday 5th December Time: 5pm – 7pm Venue: Clink Café, Canada House, Chepstow Street, Manchester, M1 5FW Perhaps we’re slightly early, but this time of year when […]

Leasehold Reform Consultation

Developers and Investors will be particularly interested to note that, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government launched a consultation paper, Implementing reforms to the leasehold system in England on 15 October 2018. This continues the Government’s campaign to reform the leasehold market. The Government’s White Paper Fixing our broken housing market, which was […]

Anticipatory Injunctions to Protect Against Trespassers on Development Land

In the recent case of Vastint Leeds BV -v- Persons Unknown Entering or Remaining Without Consent of the Claimant on Land and Buildings Comprising Part of the Development Site Known as the Former Tetley Brewery Site, Leeds [2018] EWHC 2456, Mr Justice Marcus Smith granted an owner of development land an injunction on a quia timet basis, […]

gunnercooke win ‘Law Firm of the Year – Large’ at The Law Society Excellence Awards 2018

This is a fantastic achievement for gunnercooke. It’s always been our aim to challenge and improve the way legal services are delivered to businesses and so we are honoured to have won such a prestigious award. This was the 12th annual Excellence Awards hosted by the Law Society, and the first year they have recognised ‘Law […]

Have you got your HMO Licence? New Rules may mean you now need one…

Properties qualifying as Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) have long presented a potential headache for landlords. Originally, the requirement for an HMO licence only applied to properties that comprised at least three storeys. However, from 1 October 2018, size is no longer relevant. It is expected that it will bring an additional 160,000 properties within […]

Using blockchain technology to manage IP rights

What is blockchain? Blockchain is essentially any form of ‘decentralised’ database. Unlike traditional databases where there is a single ‘true’ version which is stored centrally, in a blockchain system ‘true’ copies of the database are shared with every computer which is part of the blockchain network. Every time there is a change to the database—for […]

Work-Related Stress: the risks for employers and how to minimise them

Work-Related Stress: the risks for employers and how to minimise them Hosted by Emma Tegerdine, Employment Law Partner at gunnercooke work-related stress Work-related stress is on the increase, and is now the most common form of work-related illness. In this webinar, Emma looks at employers’ legal obligations around employee health and well-being, while explaining how to effectively identify […]